The Late Show’s big Christmas spectacular aired on the 23rd December. As always it was packed full of the usual Christmas fare.
Jay Thomas told his Lone Ranger story that we never grow tired of – one of the best anecdotes ever told. This year the story-telling had a bit of a twist with the addition of a video segment at the end of it featuring Dave as the Lone Ranger himself!
Dave and Jay threw footballs at the meatball & pizza on top of the Late Show Christmas tree for the annual Quarterback Challenge.
Darlene Love closed the show with another fantastic rendition of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”.
The annual messages from the US troops serving overseas were also a part of the show going into the commercial breaks.
As an added bonus former Frasier actor David Hyde Pierce stopped by to talk about his new theatre show on Broadway.
The only thing missing was Paul Shaffer’s Cher impression, but just look on YouTube and enjoy one from a previous year if you feel inclined.
On a sadder note, it was cameraman Dave Dorsett’s final Late Show as he was retiring after a long career with CBS. He’s been seen in many on-air segments over the years usually involving something happening with the camera (i.e. falling asleep when Dave is talking and having the camera dip down low, or saying he thought it was just a rehearsal and walking out of the theatre). I always loved these little segments with Dave Dorsett and he’ll be missed on the Late Show.
The Late Show Christmas show is always a highlight of the festive season for me. Watch some of the highlights below: