The most wonderful night on Irish telly is mere days away - and we couldn't be more excited for the return of the much-loved festive outing.

Over the years viewers have been treated to a host of magical themes (more on that below), copious amounts of singing and dancing, and an impressive selection of special guests.

This Friday, the eagerly-awaited show will return it all its glory, and as always, it promises to be a fun-filled night that's sure to leave your little ones (and the bigger kids in your house) in awe.

To whet your appetite for all of the glorious fun that's in store later this week, we've compiled a gorgeous montage documenting the most memorable Toy Show openers from the last few years.

Cue Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2010), Shrek (2012), Mary Poppins (2013), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2014), The Jungle Book (2016), The Little Mermaid (2017), The Greatest Showman (2018), Frozen (2019), The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl (2020) and The Lion King (2021).

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The Late Late Toy Show, Ireland's most-watched TV programme, returns with host Ryan Tubridy for another extraordinary night to remember on Friday, November 25, at 9:35pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.