Q has written a piece that I think is worth reading. I don’t agree with him on a number of things, but I think that his heart is in the right place and he touches upon something that resonates with me. At least my interpretation of his words is roughly this.
Why have people taken what should be a holy day and turned it into something that doesn’t reflect the holiness of that day.
From a Jewish perspective it resonates with me because I don’t understand why some Jews feel a need to try and compete with Xmas. It is not our holiday and that is ok. Chanukah is not the Jewish Xmas, never was and never will be.
We have always given our children Chanukah gifts and will continue to do so but have been very careful not to go crazy with our gifts.
I think that the real point of what Q is saying is that the meaning of the day has been lost and that the noise surrounding it is obscuring that.
Anyway, just my two cents.