Follow a sentient tree in She & Him’s “Christmas Memories” video


Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward make some incredibly soothing and heartwarming music as musical duo She & Him. In October, the pair released their second Christmas album, Christmas Party, which followed 2011’s A Very She & Him Christmas. One of the standouts is the soft and gentle “Christmas Memories,” which just got the video treatment.

The video follows the harrowing tale of a Christmas tree that wasn’t picked from its lot. We see the tree wander around trying to find a home for the holidays, while also trying not to get chopped up. Midway through the video, the footage changes into some incredibly well-made stop-motion animation. No spoilers, but rest assured the video does have a happy ending. Watch for yourself:

Does that not put you in the holiday spirit? If you need some more Christmas music to get you through the next week and a half, She & Him’s Christmas Party is available now through Columbia Records.