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A Very She & Him Christmas (LP+MP3)

M. Ward, She & HimVinyl
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews)

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  • Vinyl (October 24, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B005KJZDW6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,254 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Christmas Waltz
2. Christmas Day
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
4. I'll Be Home for Christmas
5. Christmas Wish
6. Sleigh Ride
7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
8. Silver Bells
9. Baby, It's Cold Outside
10. Blue Christmas
11. Little Saint Nick
12. The Christmas Song

Editorial Reviews

Vinyl LP pressing of this 2011 holiday release. A Very She & Him Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday tunes from two of music's most impressive artists Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him). Inspired by seminal holiday albums by the likes of The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more, She & Him have set out to create an intimate holiday recording of Christmas classics that helps bring new emotions out of old songs.


With each purchase, a portion of proceeds from this album will be donated to 826National.

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226 of 238 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Christmas Standards? October 25, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Zooey Deschanel is quite the charmer. Her acting is adorable and her voice is silk. So how does this new Christmas album from She & Him rate in the endless potpourri of holiday staples? Well, overall, I'd have to say that some of these renditions may very well knock those 1950's classics off their throne. Not every song is classic, but those that are REALLY are. Here's my rundown:

THE UNDENIABLY BRILLIANT:
- The Christmas Waltz. I've never been a huge fan of this song, but She & Him nailed it absolutely perfectly. Zooey's voice has never sounded better, the production is subtle but enhancing. I love love love this song. Will be playing it all Christmas '11 and probably forever after that.

- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. I love how they made this classic even slower and more romantic. It's an amazing mixture beautiful, relaxing, and extremely sexy.

- Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. A simple kick-snare beat and lush guitar mixes flawlessly with Zooey's voice to provide a live-like effect. It sounds like she's performing right in your living room!

- The Christmas Song. There's a lot of tough competition out there with this song, but She & Him's version is up there with the best.

THE LOVELY:
- I'll Be Home for Christmas. Like "Have Yourself..." the tempo is slowed down a bit for this one too. It doesn't translate quite as well, but still a stunning rendition.

- Christmas Wish. We get to hear more of "Him" on this track, and though he's no Zooey, it provides gorgeous contrast to the rest of the album and is a lovely merry relaxer.

- Sleigh Ride. Unexpectedly mellow for this usually upbeat number, but still works well.
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45 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new Christmas Album! October 24, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I have collected Christmas music for years and once upon a time played it throughout the year. But I grew tired of all the predictable commercial releases. There was so little new under the sun that I stopped buying Christmas music. Then I heard the samples for this Amazon special today. I didn't know the group (sorry - love Zooey Deschanel in the movies - had no idea she sang) but loved the samples and thought it might be another $5.00 investment for a couple of decent songs. Wrong! Great album (can we still say album?) - great music. Try it and try not to smile. Beautiful, simple, fun and joyous. Thanks She & Him.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I LOVE Zooey Deschanel's voice, so I was super psyched when I saw she had a Christmas album. It is very low-key with sort of an island theme (features a ukelele). The part that I was not a fan of was the echo. There is heavy use of voice echo in this album, and I am just not a fan of that technique. To me it takes away from the singer's voice, and in this case, that is really disappointing since her voice is so lovely. I listen to a few songs, but most of it just sits in my library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas whimsy! October 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love almost all Christmas music, but this CD is even better than most! I love the nostalgic homey feel that the songs have. It doesn't have all the Christmas songs I would like, but I am just happy She & Him put out a Christmas CD! Merry Christmas!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars down memory lane November 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I just "discovered" Zooey Deschanel when I listened to the samples for this album -- didn't know what to expect -- but I love it.

My mom was a young newly wed during WWII and when I was a child (during the 50s and 60s)I loved to listen to her singing while she puttered around the house (surreptitiously, of course, didn't want to make her self conscious.) She was not a professional singer but had a lovely voice all the same. She sang song after song that sounded very much like this -- the same register, similar background music, a movingly adult-sounding alto voice. Zooey brightens it up a bit, but this album has sent me tripping down memory lane....

The WWII era had a lot in common with life right now in the US. Everything changing, people doing without basic necessities but keeping on all the same. This music has captured the soul of that time (now this time) with a haunting quality -- but not broody or melancholy -- that illustrates an ability to live in a way that was real and enjoy what they had, however meager.

It is obvious that Zooey loves to sing and with this album, she captures the mood of the post WWII era while sounding delightfully playful at the same time. I can't think of a better vehicle than a Christmas album to do this.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Zooey Christmas October 25, 2011
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I was not a huge fan of She & Him's first album, but my college-age daughter insisted I take her to their concert last spring and I became a convert. The interplay between the understated guitar playing of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel's whispery vocals are a throwback to another era. And it's those very qualities that make this a very enjoyable--allbeit short--holiday album.

Highlights include "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Sleigh Ride" where M. Ward gets to show off his guitar chops, as well as a wonderful vocal duet on "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (which Zooey first performed on the ELF soundtrack). Also, as an amateur ukulele player myself, I thoroughly enjoyed Zooey's accompanying herself on the solo performance of "Sleigh Bells."

There's not a weak track on the album. If I have any complaint, it's the short running time and lack of a digital version of the CD booklet. But the music will make a wonderful addition to anyone's Christmas playlist. So pour yourself a glass of egg nog, throw another log on the fire, and enjoy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED [Running Time - 32:08]
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