#10 – Darlene Love – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – (1963)

This is the first song on this list from A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. Sure, Phil’s gone off the deep end here lately, but back in the 60s he ruled, thanks in no small part of the amazing vocal talent of people like Darlene Love (who actually sang lead on the Crystal’s number one hit “He’s A Rebel). Darlene Love also participated in one of Saturday Night Live’s better Christmas song spoofs: “Christmastime for the Jews.”