Watch the Silent Night online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Acoustic Guitar 5: Fingerstyle Approaches
Silent Night - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Joe Dalton and is sourced from Fretboard Epiphanies.
After the first measure, the right hand pattern settles in, it only breaks for the melody. Breaking the pattern adds interest. Breaking the flow is a good thing. It adds some variety. You don't want to lull the listener to sleep.