The long-standing Christmas Eve tradition at the cause marketing blog is to show the video of the prior year’s appearance of Darlene Love singing 'Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)' on the Late Show with David Letterman. You can see Love’s 2009 appearance below.
Love first recorded ‘Baby’ in 1963 and she is still going strong at age 72 (according to Wikipedia). Watch the video and you’ll wonder how Love could possibly be 72.
But surely there’s a rocking good Christmas song that’s less 30 years old (‘We Are the World’ doesn’t count because, God bless 'em, Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson didn't write an actual rock song).
The good news is I found a Christmas song that actually rocks and is less than 30 years old. That is to say, I remembered this great song from rocker Billy Squier which he performed on MTV in December 1981 (when I was 7 months old). Look closely for MTV’s original VJ’s: Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, JJ Jackson, Mark Goodman, and Alan Hunter.
With Squier’s ‘Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You’ I make an addition to the Cause Marketing Blog Christmas tradition.