In my 20's I spent a lot of time trying to recreate the things I really liked about childhood. Holidays and celebrations were always a really big deal, so for Chanukah I used to try to get guests for every night, so that I'd feel like I was surrounded by family. I generally wasn't successful in getting people for all 8 nights, but generally got people over for at least half of the holiday. I even did this when I was living in Asia. I'm not sure if I remember how to tell the Chanukah story in Japanese or Chinese anymore, but since I'm speaking mainly Mandarin to my tiny chaos machine, I bet remember for next year!