This year the first night of Hanukka is December 24th (Christmas Eve). More than ever important to understand that Hanukka is NOT the Jewish Christmas! Just as Christmas is NOT the Christian Hanukka.
They are two wonderful and different winter holidays of two sister religions. BTW a great, meaningful, and really classy gift for either occasion (Hanukka or Christmas) is the fabulous Dry Bones Passover Haggadah.
Check it out at http://store.drybones.com.