She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas

I just finished watching New Girl, so I figured a little more Zooey Deschanel wouldn’t be too bad for the heart. I also put up a Christmas tree up at work today so I am again in the holiday spirit. Tonight we’re going to have a listen to She & Him‘s A Very She & Him Christmas.

The extravagant beauty of this band is Deschanel’s voice. Her voice has an old timey quality to it. You close your eyes feel as though you’ve been sucked back into time. Her voice has soul and passion and life. What more could a Christmas tune need?

Christmas Day is a jazz inspired tune that basically describes my life right now: The Christmas spirit grows with each new day, and it’s so close but seems so far away, yet it comes only once a year, and ‘fore you know it, it’s already here. The backing music sounds like a familiar rhythm you would hear behind a song like Jingle Bells, adding to the Christmas cheer already exploding through this song.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is a timeless classic and Deschanel makes it nothing less than spectacular in this rendition.

Both members get in some mic time in Christmas Wish. It’s nice to hear M. Ward’s voice mixed with Deschanel’s.

I really love this band’s version of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. This song always brings up good memories and She & Him manage to make me feel even more warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside makes me want to watch Elf. Enough said there.

Ending the album with The Christmas Song is a really smart move. This song is so well known and the band does it no shame. All in all, this is a very relaxed Christmas album that would be great to put on while Christmas dinner was being devoured and everyone was chattering over the meal. Or maybe you want to put it on while lying next to a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, with or without a significant other and some hot chocolate (or egg nog, whatever you prefer). Either way – it’s perfect for a quiet boost of Christmas cheer. Definitely going into my holiday music rounds.
Key Tracks:
Christmas Wish (track 5)
Christmas Day (track 2)
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (track 7)

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