24 October 2011
She & Him
| October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)|
(Los Angeles, California)
The Magic Shop
(New York City, New York)
Christmas music, Pop music, Jazz, Indie pop, Indie rock
She & Him albums, Christmas music albums
A Very She & Him Christmas is the first Christmas album and the third studio album by the folk/indie rock band She & Him, consisting of actress and musician Zooey Deschanel and musician M. Ward. The album was released on October 24, 2011, and features several covers of classic holiday songs. The twelve-track album is distributed by Merge Records and proceeds from every album sold are being donated to 826 National, a nonprofit network of writing and tutoring centers.
Their cover of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" was featured in the Christmas episode "The 23rd" of the TV-show New Girl, which stars Zooey Deschanel.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received a score of 63, based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.
PopMatters gave the album a score of 7/10, writing that it was "plain beautiful" and that it was "a calm, simple and easy to listen to recording to sit with and relax." A more mixed review from Pitchfork said that the songs were "just fine" but that She & Him "played this one too safe."She & Him
Zooey Deschanel – vocals, piano, ukulele
M. Ward – vocals, guitar, organ
Jim Keltner – percussion
Pierre de Reeder – Engineer, Percussion on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Mike Post - Assistant Engineer
1The Christmas Waltz2:37A Very She & Him Christmas Wikipedia
3Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas3:42