A Very She & Him Christmas

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 31, 2012
    80
    As M. Ward's unflustered, vintage-sounding guitars gift memories of Chet Atkins and Les Paul, there's a welcome, brandies-by-the fireside serenity afoot. [Jan 2012, p.92]
  2. 75
    While some covers feel dreary--"Silver Bells" is less tinkly than dirgelike--Deschanel's unfussy voice puts a charming spin on yuletide chestnuts "Blue Christmas" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
  3. Consists entirely of tasteful campfire-folk covers of seasonal classics.
  4. 70
    She & Him, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, maintains its early-1960s retro cool on its Christmas album.
  5. Nov 28, 2011
    70
    It isn't highbrow or ground-breaking, but it is fun and uplifting.
  6. Nov 4, 2011
    70
    A calm, simple and easy to listen to recording to sit with and relax.
  7. Oct 27, 2011
    70
    There's plenty to raise a smile over these 12 songs, and that's no doubt exactly what She & Him intended from them.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    9
    Love Zooey's voice. A perfect cd to play during Christmas dinner. Zooey and Ward are a great combination. The Christmas Song is still myLove Zooey's voice. A perfect cd to play during Christmas dinner. Zooey and Ward are a great combination. The Christmas Song is still my favorite...especially on this cd. Full Review »