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This Man Surprised His Wife With The White Christmas Of Her Dreams

Not even global warming could stop Trevor Smithson from making his wife happy.

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Kourtney Smithson has always dreamed of a white Christmas, but December snow is rare in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

"The last time it snowed around Christmas, it was 2010, but I was living in Florida," Smithson told BuzzFeed Life. "Before that, it hadn’t snowed on Christmas Day since the early 90s, so I didn't remember or experience it."
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"The last time it snowed around Christmas, it was 2010, but I was living in Florida," Smithson told BuzzFeed Life. "Before that, it hadn’t snowed on Christmas Day since the early 90s, so I didn't remember or experience it."

This year, Richmond, like much of the country, was ridiculously hot on Christmas.

4 record temps the past two days, and the 65° low Thursday is the warmest low ever in December

When Kourtney heard on Thanksgiving that the Christmas temperature was going to be in the 70s, she asked Trevor, her husband of three months, they could travel someplace snowy next year. She says Trevor didn't really react.

Instead, Trevor — who happens to be a special effects technician for TV and movies — created a fake snow surprise for Kourtney.

Trevor rented an industrial air compressor a few days before Christmas to prepare for the big reveal.After they exchanged gifts in the morning, he told Kourtney he needed to work on something outside. "He's always working on something outside, so I didn't suspect anything," Kourtney said. She went to the kitchen in the back of their house while he set up the machine.
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Trevor rented an industrial air compressor a few days before Christmas to prepare for the big reveal.

After they exchanged gifts in the morning, he told Kourtney he needed to work on something outside. "He's always working on something outside, so I didn't suspect anything," Kourtney said. She went to the kitchen in the back of their house while he set up the machine.

Trevor summoned Kourtney outside and had her flip the switch on the air compressor to create her ultimate Christmas present.

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Kourtney was thrilled. "Oh my God, you're giving me a white Christmas!" she said when she saw the fake snow come spraying out.

Even though it looks like the real deal, the "snow" isn't frozen at all. It's a plant-friendly detergent, which held up well in the 75-degree weather.
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Even though it looks like the real deal, the "snow" isn't frozen at all. It's a plant-friendly detergent, which held up well in the 75-degree weather.

They sprayed a couple of inches on their yard — enough for them to make snow angels and throw snowballs at each other.

Kourtney admits that the faux snow overshadowed her gifts for Trevor, cigars and personalized whiskey glasses, but he isn't keeping score. "We enjoy the act of giving, as corny as it sounds. Seeing her enjoying it, I was thrilled," he told BuzzFeed Life.
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Kourtney admits that the faux snow overshadowed her gifts for Trevor, cigars and personalized whiskey glasses, but he isn't keeping score.

"We enjoy the act of giving, as corny as it sounds. Seeing her enjoying it, I was thrilled," he told BuzzFeed Life.

The snow was also a surprise for Kourtney's family, who came over to frolic in the yard.

"It felt like a bubble bath," Kourtney said. "It was a thick soap, it smelled really good, but we were pretty disgusting by the end of the day."
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"It felt like a bubble bath," Kourtney said. "It was a thick soap, it smelled really good, but we were pretty disgusting by the end of the day."

It was such a sight to behold that neighbors and other passersby stopped to stare at the wintry wonderland.

The added attention surprised Trevor. "I did this with the sole intent of giving her a cool, white Christmas, and for her family to come hang out with us and get the day started in a more festive way," he said.
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The added attention surprised Trevor. "I did this with the sole intent of giving her a cool, white Christmas, and for her family to come hang out with us and get the day started in a more festive way," he said.

"He’s really bad at keeping secrets, so I’m amazed that he pulled it off," Kourtney added.

She was surprised, but noted it wasn't out of the norm for her husband. "He's a gift giver, he's really good at it," she said.
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She was surprised, but noted it wasn't out of the norm for her husband. "He's a gift giver, he's really good at it," she said.