I make a point of buying one Christmas album every year, and this year it's A Very She & Him Christmas.
She & Him as Rock Turtleneck readers well know, is the duo of M. Ward and multitalented New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, who is for my money the finest singer of the female persuasion going right now. Their classic style is perfectly suited for the Yuletide genre and the album lives up to its promise.
She & Him stopped by lantern-jaw Jay Leno's show a couple weeks back to perform "The Christmas Waltz," a tune I first heard on The Frank Sinatra Christmas Album many years back.
The tune features the enchanting vocals of the newly single Ms. Deschanel, along with some tasty Willie Nelson-inspired gut-string guitar work by Ward.
This week, the dynamic duo dropped by the Ellen DeGeneres show for a more upbeat number, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
With its enchanting music and retro cover art, A Very She & Him Christmas is guaranteed to warm the stockings of your favorite aging hipster. You can even pick it up on Starbucks along with a Venti Zooey-latte. But if you have an aversion to physical media you can also get it here on iTunes.