Eastside’s Winter Playlist: What Song Is Keeping You Warm?

Eastsides Winter Playlist: What Song Is Keeping You Warm?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the months of November and December pass, the holiday season rolls in like a sleigh at high speed. Decorations go up as temperatures go down, and the spirit of festivity infects the air with undeniable seasonal joy. 


This playlist is full of YOUR recommendations based on the prompts of each month! These include not only student recommendations, but also a few songs your teachers are listening to. 


Throughout the month of December, we asked students, “What song is keeping you warm this winter?” Whatever song is helping your friends stay toasty and jolly this holiday season is here in Eastside’s Winter Playlist. Here are the songs our peers (and faculty!) suggested:


Spotify Playlist:



This Christmas – Mary J. Blige (Mr. Coleman)

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey (Mrs. Turnage)

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) – Nat King Cole (Dean Mac, Dr. Simpson)

Sabor a Mí – Eydie Gormé (Señora de Jesus)

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding – Elvis Costello (Dr. D)

Renaissance – Main Title Theme from “The White Lotus”  (Ms. McKey)

Hold On, Hold On – Neko Case (Ms. Dold)

Something for 2 – Magdalena Bay (Mr. Bosworth)

Conversation 16 – The National (Mrs. Zara-Smith)

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (Mrs. Shitama)

Techos de Cartón – Alí Primera (Ben Zou, 12th)

Symphony – Imagine Dragons (Sai Nilakanta, 12th)

You’re here that’s the thing – beabadoobee (Maggie Newman, 12th)

Briggs – Mike Mains & The Branches (Isabella Diehl, 12th)

A Man And His Dream – Neva Dinova (Angela Gattone, 12th)

Hands of Time – Groove Armada (Jakob Gorham, 12th)

Northern Attitude – Noah Kahan (Willa Rudenstine, 12th)

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé (Andres Stuve, 12th)

Passionfruit – Drake (Deshawn Johnson, 12th)

Alone – Marshmello (Maui Schwartz, 12th)

Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead (Jibril Bachu, 11th)

Please Come Home for Christmas – Eagles (Sara Brackett, 12th)

Tú Sí Sabes Quererme – Natalia Lafourcade, Los Macarinos (Najli Babar, 12th)

Time Kills (Love Birds) – Rod Wave (Tremaine Montague, 9th)

Ce Soir – Duckworth, Syd (Shannon Bridgemohan, 12th)

About You – The 1975 (Delena Nguyen, 12th, Alexa Tierney, 12th)

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Frank Sinatra, Dorothy Kristen (AJ Cantrell, 10th)

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey (Sofi White, 11th, Ben Joseph, 12th, Serenity Wade, 11th)

Lemon Pepper Freestyle – Drake, Rick Ross (Jude Suh, 12th)

Professor Sada/Turo Battle – Pokemon Scarlet and Violet OST (Eric Bennett, 12th)

Titan: GIGANTO – Tomoya Ohtani (Michael Nations, 12th)

Big Shot – Toby Fox (Jacob Geniesse, 12th)

GONE, GONE / THANK YOU – Tyler, The Creator (Megan Godwin, 11th)

Spin – Kodak Black (Devin, 9th)

Hi Haters – NBA Youngboy (Vontay, 9th)

The Bomb – Florence + The Machine (Kaitlan Venuto, 11th)

Good For You – Selena Gomez, A$AP Rocky (Katie Mock, 11th)

Pleasantries (With Your Lover) – Mustard Service (Emma Phillips, 11th)

Janeiro – Não ao Futebol Moderno (Sam Ryals, 12th)

Llorando en la Limo – C. Tangana, Alizzz (Lucia Summerford, 10th)

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder (Hailey Salute, 12th)

California – Phantom Planet (Naomi Glover, 12th)

Cassandra – ABBA (Charles Foust, 12th)

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms (Rebekah George, 12th)

The First Noel – Pentatonix (Maryanne Armstrong, 12th)

F.N.F. (Let’s Go) – Hitkidd, GloRilla (Bosco Martin Burrows, 12th)

Blackbird – The Beatles (Teya Broadwright, 12th)

Santa Stole My Lady – Fitz and the Tantrums (Tara Gautam, 11th)

Paris – Indigo (Hannah Waite, 12th)

Garden Song – Phoebe Bridgers (Madison van Hart, 11th)

Silent Night – Pentatonix (Hope Armstrong, 11th)

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole (Mia Shin, 11th)

Golden Hour – jvke (Abeni Bello Roufai, 12th)

Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley (Kate Millinor, 12th)

No Idea – Buboy (Robin Collings, 12th)

Same Old News – Lake Street Dive (Elena Frenock, 12th)

Dark Red – Steve Lacy (Rachel Wynn, 12th)

The Willow Maid – Erutan (Zoe Levin, 11th)

Back To December – Taylor Swift (Gracie Duenas, 10th)

This Christmas – Mary J. Blige (Jason Gachette, 12th)

Sh*t In Your Cut – Modest Mouse (Maggie Yan, 12th)

Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Elizabeth Offerle, 11th)

Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes (Rose Concannon, 11th)

Last Christmas – Wham! (Lily Jefferson, 12th)

Telegraph Ave. – Childish Gambino (Elle Smith, 10th)

You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse (Beatrix Dold, 11th)

Aeroplane – Björk (G Binelli, 11th)

Wild Is The Wind – Nina Simone (Sophia Menet, 11th)

Respiration – Black Star, Common (Taye Shitama, 11th)

False Direction – Dayglow (Terry Ford, 12th)

One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen (Jackson Petty, 12th)

Harvest Moon – Neil Young (Early Whitaker, 12th)

50 Souls and a Discobowl – The Lionheart Brothers (Adriel Bolocon, 12th)