This holiday is designed to show the uniqueness of the Jewish people, not to be "kechol hagoyim" as mentioned in Shmuel Alef when the Jews wanted a King. It is important to keep this in mind. Chanukah is not the Jewish version of L'Havdil Alpei Havdalot, Xmas. The Chashmonaim risked their lives for a flask of oil and a miracle happened that the flask of oil lasted eight days. They didn't want to ape their neighbors. Sadly, many of our people seem to like this approach.