Zooey Deschanel has had a pretty busy past six months or so. In addition to her new show on Fox, New Girl, she and M. Ward put together a She & Him holidays album that’s due out in less than two weeks. A Very She & Him Christmas is made up of a slew of standards, including swoon-worthy lead single “The Christmas Waltz.”
And to promote the show and the new album, Deschanel stopped by The Tonight Show last night for an interview with Jay Leno. She likens the compilation to hearing Christmas carols sung around the fire. She then admits that it was pretty weird getting into the holiday spirit while recording the album this past April. There is also, of course, your typical late-night TV show banter, which includes a discussion of The Jersey Shore and the theme Deschanel wrote for New Girl.
You can watch the two parts of the interview below. A Very She & Him Christmas drops Oct. 24 on Merge.