10th December update: The final guest lineup for this show has now been confirmed as Kristen Wiig, Jay Thomas and Darlene Love.
12th December update: According to an official CBS press release for Late Show upcoming guest listings, Jay Thomas is no longer shown for the 20th December show. The listings just have Kristen Wiig and Darlene Love. It’s known that Jay Thomas has an injury that would have probably prevented him from taking part in the traditional Late Show Quarterback Challenge but it would have been great to see him on there telling the Lone Ranger story – it’s an annual tradition. The lineup may change again closer to the airdate, so watch this space…
19th December update: The Christmas show airs tomorrow night (20th December). Another guest has been added to the lineup for this show – John McEnroe now joins previously announced guests Kristin Wiig and Darlene Love. Jay Thomas is still missing from the listings on the CBS Late Show website so presumably he definitely won’t be making an appearance.
You know it’s getting close to Christmas when Darlene Love announces the date for her much-loved Letterman festive appearance.
Darlene Love will sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the show airing Friday 20th December, it has been confirmed on her official Facebook page.
This will be her 27th performance on Letterman.
Expect the usual Christmas traditions on the 20th December episode – Jay Thomas and his Lone Ranger story, the Quarterback Challenge with Dave & Jay, and Paul Shaffer may even bring out his Cher impression if we’re lucky.
To remind yourself how fantastic Darlene’s performance was last year take a look below: