The song was written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry Phil Spector is also co-credited and Love was given a demo of it over phone performed by them. She went on to record the song in studio, which became a big success over time and one of her signature tunes. The song as recorded by Love was released as a single in Philles  and in Philles X It entered the same chart again one year later at No. The exception was in , when Love was unable to perform due to the Writers' Strike ;  a repeat of her performance was shown instead. One of the highlights of the performances was a sax solo by band member Bruce Kapler , who would make his entrance in entertaining ways, including being pulled in on Santa's sleigh, "flying" from the rafters on wires, walking down the steps of the audience risers , and appearing in a giant snow globe. It was known that Love's last appearance on Letterman's show would air on December 19, , as Letterman had announced his retirement from hosting The Late Show. In addition to the publicity and anticipation for this final performance, Love's original version of the song reappeared on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. Love also performed the song on December 24, in front of traders at the New York Stock Exchange as the market closed for the day. Beginning in , the tradition of Love's annual performance of the song moved to The View ABC , —present , where it has continued during its last edition before Christmas in the years since.
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She gained prominence in the s for the song "He's a Rebel," a 1 American single in , and was part of the Phil Spector stable that produced a celebrated Christmas album in We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe. If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. Forgot your password?
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I found that it worked just as well. Many blessings to you. I agree we shouldn't continue if we can't accept each other as we are. I feel like the person who is giving our relationship strength, and the one who will keep our family going in the right direction in the future, as well. He sees all families being able to stay together.