Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love

We will brook no dissent: this 2:49 classic from the 1963 compilation A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is the greatest holiday song of all time. It's been covered by admirers ranging from Mariah Carey (not bad) to U2 (a solid B+) to Leighton Meester (only if you're insane), but after all these years no one has come close to the yuletide yearning of Love's original. — Josh Tyrangiel
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