Ingrid Michaelson & Zooey Deschanel: “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year” - 3 mins 08s
Ingrid Michaelson and Zooey Deschanel's 'Merry Christmas, Happy New Year' could feature in any Hallmark Channel Christmas film for years to come. Listen out for it next time a workaholic protagonist chooses love over a promotion or reopens the family bakery/toy shop/hotel (delete as appropriate).
As for the accompanying promo, co-directors Andrea Love and Phoebe Wahl pour whatever sugar's left into a stop-motion love story about a bunny and a rabbit. The only thing their storybook Christmas needs is a tree from the woods before night falls.
Pulse-raising it ain't, but the real draw is Love and Wahl’s craftsmanship. Subtle details like cookie crumbs and the tick of a yarn clock make this a tangible festive treat, and once again underlines the power of the 'awww' factor.
||Andrea Love ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Curate Films Ⓦ) / Phoebe Wahl ♀
||Hyeseung Kim ♀