She & Him Spread Christmas Cheer

Zooey Deschanel and M Ward, collectively known as She & Him delivered holiday cheer to a mostly full crowd in Atlanta that gathered into The Tabernacle.

With a backing band and backing vocalists She & Him were quite festive on a stage decorated with Christmas trees, wrapped gifts and faux snow to add to the ambiance.




The duo and company delivered a spirited show full of holiday classics a majority from the popular music era like Christmas classics originally made famous by the likes of Brenda Lee, Bing Crosby, The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. Just about any holiday song you could think of from the ‘40s on up were performed by the duo. Also added in were a fdew original numbers as well as M Ward’s “Magic Trick”.

M Ward
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Warming up the crowd was standup comic Pete Lee, who provided a refreshing look on life with his self-depreciating style of humor. It was nice to actually laugh with a comic instead of being preached politically as standup over the last five years have been a bully pulpit to preach instead of entertain.




She & Him Set List:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Mel Tormé cover)
Happy Holiday (Irving Berlin cover)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams) (Bing Crosby cover)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin cover)
Zooey Deschanel
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Christmas Day (The Beach Boys cover)
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee cover)
Mele Kalikimaka (Bing Crosby cover)
Winter Wonderland (Richard Himber & His Orchestra cover)
Christmas Wish (NRBQ cover)
The Coldest Night of the Year (Bruce Cockburn cover)
(Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man With the Bag (Kay Starr cover)
Christmas Memories (Frank Sinatra cover)
Blue Christmas (Doye O’Dell cover)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Frank Loesser cover)
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin cover)
Little Saint Nick (The Beach Boys cover)
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson & His Pops Orchestra cover) (followed by AMA/Riff on… more )
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
Black Hole
Magic Trick (M. Ward song)
In the Sun
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
I Was Made for You
I’ve Got Your Number, Son
Holiday (Madonna cover)
All I Want for Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey cover)




Encore:
Smokey
Stars Fell on Alabama (Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians cover)
The Christmas Waltz (Frank Sinatra cover)
Run Rudolph Run (Chuck Berry cover)
Joy to the World (Lowell Mason cover) (plus other unidentified songs in a medley)

 – Dave Weinthal