I thought that was Hanukah not Chanukah?
The Jewish celebration of God's blessing of eight days' worth of light from one day's worth of oil.
Part of the thing, I think, is the fact that the sounds involved in the correct proncunciation of the word don't quite have analogues in English, hence the Ch.
Basicaly, TL;DR: Transliterating Hebrew into English is wonky, but it's not quite the clusterfuck that Arabic transliteration is.
Baruchatall'a'la aru aru a'deli
I'm looking forward to going home for Christmas and spending some quality time with family. Instead of excessive presents, we're planning on doing family activities like swimming, bowling, sledding, etc.
I am so not typing anything interesting...