These were some of the highlights from last night's Late Late Toy Show 8 months ago

These were some of the highlights from last night's Late Late Toy Show

It was one of the best shows in years.

To a lot of people, the Christmas period truly begins once The Late Late Toy Show arrives on our screens.

After all, what could get you in the holiday spirit more than Ryan Tubridy dealing with dozens of hyper/nervous children as he tries to make sure all of the toys work?

But whatever you think of Tubs, or The Late Late Toy Show in general, you have to admit that this year's show really was a good'un.

This year's theme was supposed to be based around the Frozen movies, but if you ask us, the theme for this year was actually Making Us All Cry Like Babies.

So there was Lee and his family who were reunited with their sister who moved to Australia three years ago. Just look at how much it means to them:

Then we had the incredibly brave Sophia, who spoke about her experiences of bullying, while reassuring us that "life would just suck if we were all the same". Spot on.

If you're not tearing up already, we're equally impressed and worried by you.

Another beautiful moment was when Sophie made her way to the stage, to talk about her brother Cian, who is in Crumlin Hospital with Leukemia.

After giving her and her family some cool prizes, Tubridy beautifully told Sophie that "if I was Cian, I'd want a big sister like you".

And the celebrity guests didn't disappoint either. First up was golfing hero Shane Lowry:

Next was the legendary Katie Tayor:

And WHO could forget Tom and his nanny Pat?

And there was plenty more highlights that we haven't even touched on. If we're being completely honest, it was a great show from start to finish.

The Late Late Toy Show will air again on RTÉ 1 at 2pm on Saturday.