"OK, Pam," you're thinking, "I'll play along. Let's see... they're both December holidays that involve candles and gifts."
Yes, excellent observations. Thanks for humoring me.
Of course, because of my Jewish heritage (my dad's side), I come to this question with perhaps more interest than the typical Christian. And still, I'm just discovering the connections myself.
I'll give you a few hints:
This year, Hanukkah is celebrated from sundown Dec. 11 through nightfall Dec. 19. May I challenge you, during this season of celebration, to find out a little more about the link between these two holidays?
Here are a couple of articles to help out:
Do They Know It's Hanukkah? Christianity Today
No Hanukkah, No Christmas Chosen People Ministries
Happy Holidays. And I truly mean that.