By Ken Tucker
Updated December 24, 2009 at 04:02 PM EST

It just ain’t the holiday season until Darlene Love sings the great Phil Spector song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on The Late Show with David Letterman. She did last night:

I think this year’s performance is, if possible, even better than the past few years’. Love’s voice is all surging power and joy.

Merry Christmas.