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Listen: She & Him (M. Ward + Zooey Deschanel) - “Happy Holiday” (Bing Crosby Cover)

Christmas Party Due Out Tomorrow via Columbia

Oct 27, 2016 She & Him Bookmark and Share

She & Him (Zooey Deschanel + M. Ward) released a Christmas album back in 2013 entitled A Very She & Him Christmas and they have another one, Christmas Party, due out tomorrow (October 28) via Columbia Records. Now on the eve of the album’s release they have shared its first single, a cover of Bing Crosby’s “Happy Holiday.” Listen below.

Christmas Party features guest appearances by Jenny Lewis, The Chapin Sisters, and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, and includes takes on Christmas classics by Mariah Carey (“All I Want For Christmas Is You”), Chuck Berry (“Run Run Rudolph”), Frank Sinatra (“Christmas Memories”), and Alvin and the Chipmunks (“Christmas Don’t Be Late”). No music from the album has been shared yet, but the full tracklist is below.

Deschanel and Lewis both sing together on “Winter Wonderland” (which the press release describes as an “Everly Brothers-influenced rendition”) and “Must Be Santa.” In the press release Deschanel simply says of Lewis: “She’s a great singer and I’m a big fan.” Mariah Carey’s 1994 classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is transformed into a more vintage Phil Spector-esque number. “I’ve always loved this song, and I was like, ‘I’d love to hear it without the digital keyboards. I’d love to hear it recorded in a little more of an old school way,” explains Deschanel.

Christmas Party Tracklist:

1. All I Want for Christmas Is You
2. Let It Snow
3. Must Be Santa
4. Happy Holiday
5. Mele Kalikimaka
6. Christmas Memories
7. Run Run Rudolph
8. Winter Wonderland
9. The Coldest Night of the Year
10. A Marshmallow World
11. The Man with the Bag
12. Christmas Don’t Be Late


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