Jive Monkey Playlist: 12/16/11

Don’t you hate it when all the shops are playing Christmas music and you’re not prepared for it?  Me too.  It’s a reminder that I’ve got a ton of holiday preparations to do and the music is the ticking clock.  Stress!

However, I do like holiday music.  When not thinking about the to-do list, it’s pleasant and most of them are full of good cheer.  Even the sad ones are cathartic.

So She & Him is a change of pace from my usual K-pop playlist posts but I love Zooey Deschanel’s voice.  She & Him is a duo band that features Zooey as the “She” and M. Ward as the “Him”.  Their music takes you to another era, where times were simpler.  And they recently released a holiday album.

People always comment on her adorable-ness when talking about Zooey because well… she’s so adorable!  I didn’t love the pilot of her new sitcom, The New Girl, but the subsquent episodes after the pilot is so hilarious because of that self-deprecating adorkable humor.  Even the theme song is funny in that dorky way.

So this week they aired the Christmas episode and at the end they played “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” from her Christmas album.

I like the somberness of that song but I wanted to go in another direction and feature “Christmas Day”.  It’s a little country but kinda sunny sweet.  The song was originally written by Brian Wilson and sung by the Beach Boys.  So that’s why it’s got this totally mellow vibe.  Merry Christmas!

She & Him – Christmas Day

Christmas Day

The Christmas spirit grows with each new day
And it’s so close but seems so far away
And yet it comes only once a year
And ‘fore you know it, it’s already here
The streets are filled with laughter
And so many hearts are gay

Everybody helps to make the season bright
The houses turn on their Christmas lights at night
It’s worth the wait the whole year through
Just to make happy someone like you
And I’ll never outgrow the thrill of Christmas day

The Christmas spirit grows with each new day
And it’s so close but seems so far away
And yet it comes only once a year
And ‘fore you know it, it’s already here
The streets are filled with laughter
And so many hearts are gay

Everybody helps to make the season bright
The houses turn on their Christmas lights at night
It’s worth the wait the whole year through
Just to make happy someone like you
And I’ll never outgrow the thrill of Christmas day

It’s worth the wait the whole year through
Just to make happy someone like you
And I’ll never outgrow the thrill of Christmas day
And I’ll never outgrow the thrill of Christmas day
And I’ll never outgrow the thrill of Christmas day
Yes, I’ll never outgrow the thrill of Christmas day

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