MILFORD - A Milford man has been given the nickname ‘Mr. Christmas’ for giving back and brightening up his neighborhood.

Christopher Donnells was given the nickname by neighbors after raising thousands of dollars for a local food bank.

Neighbors say that Donnells has created extravagant holiday displays that included a 10-foot tall toy soldier and a giant sleigh with reindeer. He has also created a website which accepts donations.

Since 2007, his home-holiday display has raised more than $12,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank.