If you know me at all you would know that I am not a Christmas music guy. The fact that they start playing Christmas music on Thanksgiving and that they play 24 hours of Classic Christmas songs on Christmas day drives me crazy. But for some reason, this year I decided to try something a little different.
Last Christmas I spent the holidays listening to Seabird's Over the Hills and Everywhere - Christmas EP and this take on the classic Christmas songs was refreshing. Therefore I was optimistic when it came to listening to some Christmas music this year. I went ahead and downloaded the She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas CD and if I could say I am impressed. These slow melodies and wonderful harmonies between Zooey Deschanel and whoever the "him" are soothing. I first heard She & Him sing on the Elf movie (Zooey sang with Will Ferrell in the Bathroom, Baby its' cold outside). They also had a major role in (500) Days of Summer's soundtrack, which if my readers don't know that is the hipster anthem. This duo soon became one of my favorite bands. Therefore, when I found out they would be putting together a Christmas CD, I was ecstatic.
This CD has inspired me to get back into the Christmas music by dusting off those old tracks in my iTunes library, subscribing to Bing Crosby and She & Him Holiday Radio on Pandora, with the hopes of falling in love with the soothing sounds of the Holidays once again.
Although I am not a regular old who from who-ville, I am getting there. My skin is turning from its' Grinchy green back to normal and the love for Christmas is beginning to creep back into my heart.
till another Day,