A Very She & Him Christmas

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Released October 24, 2011
Recorded 2011
Studio Kingsize Soundlabs
(Los Angeles, California)
The Magic Shop
(New York City, New York)
Genre Jazz, R&B
Length 32:05
Label Merge
Producer M. Ward

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.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “The Christmas Waltz” Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:37
2. “Christmas Day” Brian Wilson 3:24
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 3:42
4. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram 2:26
5. “Christmas Wish” Joey Spampinato 2:58
6. “Sleigh Ride” Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish 2:44
7. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Johnny Marks 2:00
8. “Silver Bells” Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 1:57
9. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Frank Loesser 2:17
10. “Blue Christmas” Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson 3:24
11. “Little Saint Nick” Wilson, Mike Love 2:10
12. “The Christmas Song” Bob Wells, Mel Tormé 2:26


She & Him
Zooey Deschanel – vocals, piano, ukulele
M. Ward – vocals, guitar, organ

Additional personnel

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