Darlene Love's Final Late Show Visit: Watch Her Full Performance

‘Twas a bittersweet Christmas celebration at The Late Show on Friday, as David Letterman welcomed back a beloved guest for one last hurrah.

Darlene Love, who’s been belting her holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for the past 28 years, returned to the Late Show stage for one last performance — and you’d better believe she went out with a bang.

A red ball gown, falling snow, a full band and choir… There’s no doubt about it, Ms. Love outdid herself this year. (Side note: CBS recently released this supercut of Love’s performances over the years, which is also a must-watch.)

“It’s been said that when this show closes, I’ll never sing this song again,” Love told Letterman before taking the stage. “That’s crazy! I said I would never sing it again on another show. … This is where it will end.”

Hit PLAY on Love’s performance above, then drop a comment with your thoughts below: Was it her best yet?