Julie, both are correct. There is an old saying that if 12 Rabbis were at a table and asked a question each one would have a different answer. I was raised Reform and when I married Brand Ex changed to Conservative. My whole life I have spelled it Chanukah. The ultra Orthodox and the Hasidic even spell it both ways. No set rule as long as you light a candle for 8 nights and get a gift each night! lol Joking about the gift each night. My Robin is decorating up a storm like I used to do. I remember when my son, Phillip was about 5. He couldn't understand why the stores only had Christmas trees and nothing for Chanukah. Things have sure changed. Also remember when we were getting an influx of Russian Jews here and we adopted a Russian family, the parents and a teen son. I had a huge blue and white blinking star in the front window. They just could not believe it. Then I had bought the son, Roman, a Jewish star for his neck and he just cried. A very memorable Chanukah. My kids said it was the best we ever had. And they helped clean up to prove it!!!