Good for what ails the
grouchy Grinch in ya.
By Fred Mills
Around here we worship the Grinch more than Santa Claus,
which is why we have a standing policy of not covering holiday albums,
publishing holiday guides, hosting a holiday party for the contributors, etc.
Christmas records in particular get on our nerves; we have a Rat Pack Xmas CD,
the Charlie Brown Xmas CD, and a collection of traditional choir recordings and
that’s really all we need to get us through the season (we used to have a
Chipmunks record too, but the children grew up and went off to college).
However, after perusing Pitchfork this morning, our interest
was piqued: apparently Zooey Deschanel tweeted yesterday that she and M. Ward –
aka She & Him – are planning to release a Christas album. Advised
Deschanel: “Exciting news! @sheandhim will be releasing
our first holiday record later this year! Been working on it a while! I’m super
pumped about it!”
So maybe we’ll let our hearts grow a few extra sizes this
coming Christmas and make room for the She & Him record. If anybody can
melt the ice on us, those two can…