Hear Comes Christmas — Episode VI — Silent Night

Last night was the first night in months where both of my lovely children slept soundly throughout the ENTIRE night, without waking.

What Last Night Felt Like

Now my daughter has been a sound sleeper since she was six months old. Seriously, sleeping 12 hours straight is her M.O. But my son… my blessed boy… let’s just say he is a night owl after my college-aged self. He clearly would rather be up all night at a cafe philosophizing about the role of government or something.

Like clockwork he wakes, demands a bottle, diaper change and then after some TLC he’ll go back to sleep for a few hours when we will repeat the whole cycle again and again until the sun comes up.

So this morning was a glorious moment when my wife and I awoke after seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We looked at each other, quietly got our coffee and relaxed until our bouncy boy started to wake. We had successfully navigated a gloriously silent night.

Priscilla Ahn performs Silent Night

So in honor of last night when all was calm I had to share Priscilla Ahn’s melodic and peaceful version of Silent Night. This rendition appears on the 2008 album, The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs, a compilation of various artists like Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Fiona Apple, and others. It is a great addition to your Christmas listening repertoire. Silent Night is one of those songs that everyone has done and you really can’t go wrong with it.

I could go on further about this great version of Silent Night but since the kids are both asleep I’m going to prepare for another complete, quiet rest in the Leamer household.

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