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Zooey Deschanel to release second Christmas album

Christmas has come early for Zooey Deschanel's fans - the actress and singer is releasing a new festive album.

Duo She & Him, which features the New Girl star and M. Ward, announced details about their latest holiday release on Thursday (15Sep16), 100 days before Christmas, 2016.


Christmas Party, which will be released on 28 October (16), will be the pair's sixth album.


The follow-up to their hit A Very She And Him Christmas release, the new album will feature guest spots from Jenny Lewis and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley.


The album features She & Him's renditions of holiday classics like Marshmallow World, Mele Kalikimaka, and Run Run Rudolph, while Deschanel also tackled Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You.


"I've always loved this song, and I was like, 'I'd love to hear it without the digital keyboards. I'd love to hear it recorded in a little more of an old school way'," she says.


Zooey also invited her husband Jacob Pechenik and their baby daughter Elsie to join her in the studio and provide backing vocals.