All Alone On Christmas" is a song written and arranged by Steve Van Zandt and recorded by Darlene Love with members of both The E Street Band and The Miami Horns. It was originally featured on the soundtrack of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. It was also released as a CD single which included an instrumental version.
The third track on the single was a Christmas remix of The Capitols "Cool Jerk" which was also taken from the same film soundtrack. The single was influenced by Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and is recorded in the style of the Spector-produced Love song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". The single featured a promotional photo of Love with the five members of the E Street Band who featured on the track. A promotional video featured Macaulay Culkin "producing" as Love performed the song with The E Street Band and The Miami Horns. The song was also featured in the film Love Actually and in the 2001 Italian film Merry Christmas.
During the first year of her run in the Broadway musical Hairspray, Love re-recorded the song using the show's cast and band as backup on the charity recording Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols for A Cure Vol. 7. The song references Love's earlier holiday recording "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". The song was covered by RuPaul for his 1997 Christmas album entitled "Ho, Ho, Ho".
Cool Jerk - Original ( The uncle sings it in the shower in Home Alone )