You're a celebrity, it's almost Christmas and your divorce has just become final. What to do?
If you’re Zooey Deschanel, you put out a new holiday video -- in this case, a spritely animated clip to accompany her performance of the holiday standard “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with her frequent collaborator M. Ward taken from their charmingly low-key 2011 album “A Very She & Him Christmas.”
For the time-tested holiday duet, Deschanel and Ward flipped the usual assignment of vocal parts so that she’s begging him to stick around in their romantic mountain love nest, while he struggles valiantly to make his departure. The female character resorts to an arsenal of tools -- a shovel, bolt cutters, a leaf/snow blower, a gargantuan pipe wrench -- to foil his escape.
The video was directed by Elliot Dear and captures an angular animation style that parallels the retro feel of the track and She & Him's whole album.