A Very She & Him Christmas

I read somewhere that Zooey Deschanel’s voice helped land her role in Elf.  Since first watching that movie, my husband has had a crash on Zooey Deschanel all in part to her voice.  Normally, Allan doesn’t have a thing for blondes, but he could see past this siren’s golden locks in part to her soulful, sleepy bedroom voice.



Once he learned she was a brunette, Zooey Deschanel had a permanent spot on Allan’s laminated list somewhere between Marisa Tomei and Amy Adams.

Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of Zooey Deschanel’s voice.  I’d prefer to watch her in (500) Days of Summer or as the adorkable Jess in her new hit comedy, New Girl rather than listen to her sing.  However, I had a change of heart when I heard She & Him’s In the Sun, but more recently when I heard their new Christmas album, A Very She & Him Christmas.

More than another Christmas album filled with favorites, She & Him honors these songs with pure and simple renditions, perfect for cool nights drinking hot cocoa in front of a fire while gazing at the tree.  In a world of autotune and over produced music, each song sends you back to an era of a simpler time when families sat around a radio for enjoyment.

My favorite song on the album is The Christmas Waltz.  Zooey’s style and tone reflects the true heart and feel of the song.  Watch She & Him’s live performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.



I’ve downloaded the songs from amazon and on the sly, I’ll add a few songs to Allan’s player as a surprise for our anniversary in a few weeks.  Christmas songs by She & Him will make a sweet, romantic gift, especially since Zooey’s voice is like sugar straight from the candy cane.  (Watch out, Jewel!)

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  1. Stacy Uncorked says:

    I LOVE Zooey Deschenal (and her sister Emily aka Bones). 🙂 I knew she did singing (aside from 500 Days of Summer and New Girl (which hubby and I are watching and love)) but didn’t realize she was a ‘singer’. 🙂 Now I’ll have to add that album to my wish list – maybe hubby will get it for my birthday. 😉

    LOVE your selections, in case you hadn’t already figured that out! 🙂

    Christmas Don’t Be Late for the fun Up On The Housetop and the Ringing Of The Bells

  2. Cathy Kennedy says:

    I appreciate the introduction of Zooey. I have not heard of her before now. While I do not watch the TV series Bones, I do see the family resemblance. Thanks for sharing! Have an excellent week!

  3. Amethyst Moon says:

    I will definitely need to pay more attention to her. I love her on New girl, and like Stacy, I knew she sang some but didn’t know she was a singer. Thanks for a great selection!

  4. Sandra Kohlmann says:

    I’ve been listening to A Very She and Him Christmas on Spotify. I love it, especially Baby It’s Cold Outside. I love that they switched the male and female parts! I enjoy Zooey and so does my husband, and we both love her voice.

  5. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I really love both songs. I have seen the clip from the movie Elf and I saw her on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and like everyone else, didn’t really know that she had a singing career until then. She has a great voice and those gorgeous eyes make her so nice to watch when she sings.
    Thanks for sharing her with everyone. Can’t wait to see who else you bring to the table during the rest of the month. =)

  6. Xmasdolly says:

    Lelmme tell you I have every Christmas movie there is, and the Elf my husband rolled on the floor with laughter. Personally I didn’t think it was that funny! Hubby loves Stooges & Groucho Marx too & loves slapstick! lol Great choices my friend. Hey, where’s that other idea you had? Lemme know! Tanks!!!!!!!!! ~snicker~ Thanks for playin along with us today! You’re a peach!

  7. ArtSnark says:

    I’ve been wondering if the She & Him would be a good album. Thanks for the reminder & review!
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