In the New Girl episode ‘Christmas Eve Eve’, while Winston (Lamorne Morris) worries about the delivery of his gift for Cece (Hannah Simone), former roommate Reagan (Megan Fox) returns wearing a sexy Santa suit and Nick (Jake Johnson) manages to surprise Jess (Zooey Deschanel) with a Christmas caroling choir — led by Darlene Love.
[Check out Darlene Love’s memoir My Name is Love which addresses her fame, her fall and her comeback]
Darlene Love, who grew up singing in her church choir, became famous with her #1 hit “He’s a Rebel” in 1962. She started working with producer Phil Spector and his girl group the Blossoms, who provided backup vocals for many artists including Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, the Beach Boys, and Elvis Presley. Love also pursued an acting career. She’s best known for her role as Trish Murtaugh (Danny Glover’s wife) in the Lethal Weapon films. New Girl airs Tuesdays at 8:30pm on FOX.