Jay Thomas attempts to knock the meatball off the Xmas tree

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors!

The last Late Show with David Letterman before Christmas Eve is one of the great unheralded annual holiday traditions in the United States (and wherever Letterman appears on the tee-vee machine).

You owe it to yourself and family to watch this Thursday night (11:35 Eastern & Pacific) Or set the VCR/DVR/TIVO.

I wrote about why this event brings me so much joy a year ago in The Huffington Post.

Read The Most Festive Night of the Year! to learn why I cannot wait for this show year after year after year. The tradition began in 1998!


Other coverage of this most joyous event!

Jay Thomas prepares to re-create annual Christmas miracle on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.” (From the Nola.com, 12/21/10)

This may be Darlene Love’s 25th annual Xmas performance on Letterman! (NY Daily News)


Jay Thomas interviewed for Philadelphia NBC morning news show about his 2010 return to tradition

Darlene Love on David Letterman – Xmas 1995 – A tradition born in 1986!