If you give away gold bars, someone will complain they're too heavy.
.: Dannach, 100 WDN :.: Daire, 83 LMR :.: Gyrefalcon, 92 CHN :.: Brandon, 72 CPT :.: Honey, 71 GRD :.: Griffon, 69 HNT :.: Kaelenea, 72 RNK :.
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I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
Might as well face it, I'm addicted to WDN
Au contraire, mon frère (to indulge in an elvish tongue known as "French"...). Fireworks and black powder were well-known to the dwarfs in Tolkien's work, having been first developed and refined in Aulë's forges in Aman during the First Age. It follows that both the elves and the Istari - Gandalf in particular - knew of them as well.
As for Christmas, Saint Nick, and other pagan-born, Christian-influenced rituals, I agree with those who say that such celebrations and stories should fit within Tolkien's world-building - but I'd temper that with an observation that Tolkien himself pointed out that stories of Middle Earth and Arda were deeply influenced by Catholic theology and mythology.
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