It’s been a mild winter in the northeast, but one man in New Jersey is taking the season into his own hands.

He came up with a do-it-yourself way to make up for the missing snow, turning his front yard into a winter wonderland.

Michael Jannicelli said his homemade north pole is a childhood dream come true.

“It’s awesome being the only house or yard in Hawthorne and Passaic County that has snow,” Jannicelli said. “I had a lady pull over there, get out of her car, look both ways, run across the street and touch it.”

Jannicelli started making snow Monday with a “snow gun”. After two nights in action, the snow in spots was 10 inches deep. 

Jannicelli’s son Michael said word of his snow is spreading fast.

"When I walk into school in the morning I at least get five kids asking, ‘How did you get snow on your lawn’?" Michael said.

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