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Webb adults share their holiday music recommendations!

Lauren Gutierrez
Standing in front of the Fawcett Library, from left to right, Dr. Zambrano, Dr. Dzula, Ms. Cardalliaguet, and Mr. Vincent play the guitar and sing Christmas carols as students stroll by. Showcasing their holiday spirit, these teachers take the time from their lunch break to up-lift the Webb community through song during the final days before break.

Looking for new songs to add to your holiday playlist? Well, here is some of your favorite faculty and staff members’ go-to music for getting into the cozy, festive mood. This Spotify playlist is a combination of iconic tunes and unfamiliar hidden gems. Whatever you celebrate during these winter months, there is sure to be a treat for your ears! Look below to see the 25 recommendations that will elevate your festive playlist to the next level.  


Ms. Barsotti — “Las Caleñas Son Como Las Flores” by The Latin Brother 

Ms. Belville — “Christmas Song” by Pheobe Bridgers  

Mr. Choi— “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey 

Mr. Flucker — “This Christmas” by Chris Brown 

Mr. Galarsa — “Silent Night” by Michael Bublé 

Dr. Greco¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?” by Augie Rios  

Ms. Haleftiras — “Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/ 24” (Instrumental) by Trans-Siberia Orchestra  

Mr. Hoe — “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber  

Mr. Huerta — “Mi Burrito Sabanero” by Los Villancicos 

Mr. Kays — “Fairytale of New York” (Feat. Kirsty MacColl) by The Pogues  

Ms. KappLast Christmas” by Wham! 

Mr. Kozden — “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” by U2 

Dean Lantz — “Auld Lang Syne” by Colbie Caillat  

Ms. Lopez — “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Thurl Ravenscroft 

Ms. MacPhee — “Dominick the Donkey” by Lou Monte 

Ms. Mani — “Eidun Mubarak” by Maher Zain 

Dr. Maxon — “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses 

My family and I look at the lights and we really like the timed music displays when we pass the houses. I find that I really enjoy drawing inspiration from then for my playlists!

— Dr. Wendy Maxon, Humanities Department Faculty

Mr. Owers — “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley  

Ms. Plumley — “Winter Wonderland” by Johnny Mathis  

Mr. Rosenfeld — “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay 

Mr. Silva — “Christmas in Hollis” by Run- D.M.C 

Dr. Smith — “Christmas Time Is Here- Vocal” by Vince Guaraldi Trio 

Dean Tadeo — “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee 

I enjoy [Christmas Music] because it connects to and reminds people of family. The season in general is comforting.

— Yesela Tadeo, Dean of Residential Life

Mr. Vincent– “The Christmas Song” by The Raveonettes 

Mr. Wishek– “White Christmas” by The Drifters 


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Lauren Gutierrez
Lauren Gutierrez, Co-Editor of Culture and Lifetyle
A splash of pink paint on a black background – we are familiar with this Pink Panther intro – but to Lauren Gutierrez (‘25), this 32-second video has a special place in her heart. This clip is the intro to Lauren herself, an energetic artist who embodies Pink Panther’s curiosity. She is always ready for new adventures, creating unforgettable memories with friends and exciting concerts that inspire her art. Even when the performers are not on her playlist, or the item is one of a kind in the thrift store, she welcomes them to her eclectic collection. Sparkling with various genres and dazzling with tunes, Lauren’s playlist is no less colorful – SZA, Brent Faiyaz, Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Rosalía, etc. Constantly seeking to broaden her horizon, Lauren's summer at Groton Program for Intercultural Exchange Conference in Groton, Massachusetts, with Webb was an eye-opening experience that allowed her to hold meaningful conversations about social issues like security, AI, and culture preservation on a global scale. Joining the Webb Canyon Chronicle is not an exception to her exploration and creativity – Lauren looks forward to diving into the world of writing and exploring different journalistic skills as the Culture and Lifestyle editor.   Favorite Song: "90 Proof" by Smino (ft. J. Cole)

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