Gifts, treats, presents... bah, I say!
Those goblins pollute the true meaning of this season - the Feast of Winter Veil. This is a time of renewal; the land slumbers under a blanket of snow brought forth by Greatfather Winter, who is NOT the bumbling fool over there in the red suit!
If you're interested in learning what the Feast is all about for yourself, ask Historian Karnik at the Explorer's League. I'm sure he'll be surprised that someone cares about history rather than getting presents.
The Feast of Winter Veil, you say? Alas, in times past it held a more substantial meaning to us dwarves. Nowadays, it seems as though others have turned the legend of Greatfather Winter into something that helps to sell candies and presents.
It's no surprise that Goli is bitter about that sort of change. He and other dwarves like him cling to our past like a banner of war. While I think a little celebration is always good, it is important to remember the origins of the Feast.
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Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.