The shulchan aruch tells us that we are allowed to work during chanukah, however women are not allowed to do work while the candles are lit. The Mishne Brurah quotes the Shilte Giborim (some big rabbi I guess) who found out that in some towns the rabbinic authorities did not allow people to do work on Chanukah. He got mad. The Shilte said, “no good.” Work on chanukah. Be productive. This Rabbi said that no work leads to laziness.
The Shikker Dovid would like use this as a lesson. Chanukah is a balancing lesson. It is a time of parties, singing, lighting candles, eating lots of greasy food (drinking whiskey), giving presents … and work. We can do it all.