She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas
Leading the charge for your festive dollar this year is Zooey Deschanel and M Ward's musical project, She & Him. For those who winced at the name of her website (Hello Giggles) and noted that pre-orders were available with a hipster-friendly hat and mitten set, you can rest easy: this is a mellow, sophisticated take on the holiday tunes we know and love without a hint of kook in sight.
These are mostly straight readings, with the standout track a cute role-reversed version of 'Baby It's Cold Outside'. Apart from that, there's nothing here to stand out from the crowd; good background music to wrap your presents by perhaps, but by no means exciting.