We're losing a lot of things thanks to Late Show host David Letterman's impending retirement—top ten lists and Paul Shaffer's sweet shades come to mind, not to mention the Stephen Colbert that we know and love. And we're also bidding farewell, in some way, to Darlene Love, who's been performing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on Letterman's show annually since 1986. On Thursday night, Love took to the Late Show stage for the last time.

Watch Love's final, elaborate performance below:

Though the 73-year-old soul singer says she's not done with "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" yet, she won't perform the tune for another TV host now that Letterman's bowing out. "I would never sing it again on another show. This is where it began," she told Letterman on Thursday. "But I will sing the song again."

In a Times article today, Late Show bandleader Shaffer noted that Letterman's not usually into holiday music. "One thing about Mr. Letterman — he hates Christmas and holiday novelty songs," he told the paper. "I could never play ‘Monster Mash’ on Halloween. No, don’t even go near it.” But Love, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, has gotten a pass "because of Darlene’s soul," Shaffer said.

You can still catch "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square, where Love has performances on Dec. 26, Dec. 27 and on Jan. 2. And if you can't make that, check out this spectacular supercut of Love's Late Show performances over the years, if just for a glimpse of her excellent '80s hair: