Jimmy Fallon carries on Letterman tradition with Darlene Love's 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'
Love, Anna Kendrick, and the Roots performed the Christmas classic on classroom instruments
Jimmy Fallon squeezed in one more classroom instruments special before the end of the year, and this one was a double-whammy.
Anna Kendrick joined Darlene Love and The Roots for a performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on The Tonight Show Monday. With Fallon on the wood block, Questlove on hand clappers, and Captain Kirk on Ukulele, the group gave a cheerful rendition of Love’s classic holiday song, which she performed annually for David Letterman on CBS’ The Late Show before his retirement in 2015.
It also happens to be the five-year anniversary of another holiday-inspired classroom instruments performance. In 2012, Fallon and the gang tapped Mariah Carey (who also has a powerhouse version of “Christmas” in her back pocket) to perform a classroom instruments-version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
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