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Our Town Holidays: Jonathon White's Winter Wonderland

Jonathon White's house
Posted at 10:31 PM, Dec 23, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--For Jonathon White, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to decorate his home for the holidays.

"Its a lot, its not easy to do what people think i do every year and, its stressful, tense, but i love it," said White.

But this is no easy task for Jonathon, he has cerebal palsy which effects his fine motor skills.

He also has difficulties with his speech and athritis in his hands.

"Everyday I do this it makes me feel alot better, you don't think about the pain the problems and everything I go through," said White.

Jonathon and his mother Monette searches tirelessly through boxes of decorations, to placing lights on the bushes,and on the roof.

" I remain in the house when jonathan is on the roof because we make each other nervous but for him to do the clips that are required to connect lighting on the roof is just amazing that he can do this

Jonathon spends a lot of time preparing to set up the winter wonderland, a sight that puts smiles on hundreds of faces every year.

" I give some of my lights and some of my stuff to the kids who don't have money, who don't have stuff, I give them some of my stuff to make their yard look pretty...and make the kids face smile," said White.

"He's always wanted to give back and this is how he gives back," said his mother Monette White.

As you can imagine neighbors admire his work year after year.

"Jonathon wants everybody to see it through his eyes and he is always willing to lend a helping hand , he always wants to make sure everybody has what they need to make sure the neighborhood is well represented," said Missy Andric, neighbor.

"There's alot of people who don't do anything but then you see someone who does have cerebal palsy that works his heart out who does his best like i said to make other people happy," said Lexie Andric, neighbor.

Bringing the Christmas spirit out of the families is exactly what he'll be doing, just look for him, all dressed up like santa clause making the kids smile.

Reporter: "And what are you going to say to the kids when you go into their home?"

"Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!!Jonathon laughs.