The Late Show with David Letterman signs off for the final time tonight.
This is a sad event for us since we grew up watching Letterman and his departure leaves a big hole in the late night lineup. Letterman shaped our sense of humor and we've enjoyed watching his shows for more than 30 years.
Back in 2010, we blogged about Letterman's long-running Christmas traditions. Darlene Love began singing 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' on Letterman's holiday shows in 1986. Love performed the song again in 2014 and says she will no longer sing it on television.
In same 2014 episode, Late Show bandleader Paul Shaffer revived his tradition of singing 'O Holy Night' in the style of Cher for the first time in several years.
Actor Jay Thomas returned to The Late Show to tell, in Letterman's words, "the greatest talk show story of all time."
Letterman and Thomas also engaged in their annual contest built around knocking a giant meatball off the top of a Christmas tree with a football.
We've gotten a great amount of joy from Letterman's holiday programming we wish him well. Our holiday seasons won't be the same without his Christmas shows. If we ever have the chance to meet Letterman, the first thing we would say is "thanks for all the laughs!"
J.A. & RigbyMel