Here's a preview of an upcoming Minecraft update, showcasing fireworks, enchanted books and nether brick slabs.
And, in case the you're interested in the fireworks, here's a closer look at how they work and how you'll be making them. Creeper-shaped fireworks? Neat.
EDIT: The fireworks update "will be out before Christmas, and 1.5 will wait until January (or possibly February)," according to Mojang.