She & Him – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Video
Zooey Deschanel came in at No. 7 on the list of Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012, probably the most hotly debated of any Gummy Awards category this year. And based on the comments I read, Deschanel was the most divisive figure on that list. I guess I can see why: She’s got this cloying, precious, twee thing going on — plus Ben Gibbard — but man, I’m deep into a New Girl marathon, and after refusing to watch that show for a season and a half, I’m all of a sudden totally in love with it, so I’m on #teamzooey for the moment. Anyway, you may remember that her band, She & Him, released a Christmas album last year, but with the holidays once again upon us, it’s fine time to flog that thing again, so they’ve released a new video: a retro-cartoony clip for “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” (In their version, Zooey is the agressor, with M. Ward the coy object of seduction — or date rape, as Key & Peele read it.) In other Zooey news, she and Ben are finally legally dunzo, says TMZ; the couple’s split was made official on 12/12, with both parties waiving their rights to spousal support. Better to have loved and lost. Check out the video below.