There are several anomalies and contradictions within our Hanukkah traditions. This is all the more puzzling because it is the last of the significant holidays to enter our Liturgical Calendar; its history being the most recent - except perhaps for Lag ba'Omer
There are many D'rashot and Spiritual Answers that address these phenomena, I would prefer to offer a simplified explanation based upon Historical Principles.
I mean to introduce nothing radical; nevertheless it still may be outside the "comfort zones" of many who have been conditioned by the "drushy" approach. So rather than take offence, may I suggest to either expand your horizon or just ignore it as the rantings of a frustrated Historian. <Smile>