To properly absorb this rote holiday item, you need to click and listen — that’s all. Everyone’s allowed to dip their toe into the swamp of sappy sentimentality around the time of year. As long as you keep yourself in check.

HE Xmas tree — Sunday, 12.14.08, 6:25 pm

Hoboken’s Willow and 7th Street — Sunday, 10.31.08, 3:40 pm