RTÉ today kicked off its four-week countdown to Christmas, with a range of events across RTÉ Television, Radio and RTÉ.ie.

RTÉ 2FM DJ Larry Gogan played the first Christmas song, Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want for Christmas', on The Colm and Jim-Jim Breakfast Show.

Later today Director General Cathal Goan will preside over the switching on of the Christmas lights at Donnybrook, with 8-year-old Anthony Malone, who won a news2day competition, set to help turn on the lights.

Tonight Pat Kenny will host his 10th 'Late Late Toy Show', the mammoth production that is watched by over 1.1 million viewers each year.

For some behind-the-scenes action take a look at our 'Toy Show' video here.

Also on RTÉ.ie, there are a host of festive features, from a Christmas recipe countdown on RTÉ Food, festive beauty and fashion on RTÉ Fashion and Christmas getaways on RTÉ Travel.

You can also watch a live stream of the switching on of the lights at RTÉ here later today.