U2 brought back a Christmas classic for an appearance on a special edition of the Irish Late Late Show. Bono and The Edge performed “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home.” Joining them on stage was Irish musician, Glen Hansard and others. Every year, the show recruits artists to help raise money for homeless charities around Dublin.

Fans may recall that U2 first performed the song during a soundcheck in Glasgow, and it later appeared on a compilation of A Very Special Christmas released in 1987.

The U2 members sat for an interview and also performed a stripped-down version of their hit “Walk On.” Most of it has been posted online.


  • The Christmas track was originally recorded by Darlene Love, and included on the 1963 album, A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector.
  • U2 released “Walk On” in 2001.
  • “Walk On” is from their 10th studio album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind.