THE GREATEST OF ALL CHRISTMAS TUNES #3: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love (1963)


phil spector a christmas gift for youPhil Spector’s album “A Christmas Gift For You” is fantastic.  Probably all the songs on it could be called GOATs.  But this song resonates in particular for me.  On it, Darlene Love does her best Ronnie Spector impression—Phil actually replaced his lover with another woman when he didn’t like Ronnie’s vocals on it.  Phil Spector cowrote the song, which has since become a holiday staple and is recognized as one of the best rock Christmas songs of all time.

It seems to be about a woman asking for her man to return, but it always makes me think of a woman whose military husband is stationed overseas.

Hit the tag below labeled, “G.O.A.T.: Greatest of All Christmas Tunes” to see more of my top 20 original Christmas songs!

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Further listening: This Christmas by Danny Hathaway, off the same album.

Covers: Joey Ramone!

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