If you applied for tickets to the Late Late Toy Show but don’t fancy your chances in this year’s lottery, then you might want to hedge your bets by getting a little creative with everyone's favourite festive character.

Giving the public the chance to win two tickets to one of the biggest nights in the festive calendar, the folk behind the RTÉ institution have launched the RyanElf competition.

So, if you and your mate want a pair of seats on December 2, all you need to do is include the RyanElf in a special occasion, and then share that snap on social media using the #ToyShowSnap hashtag.

Whether you decide to bring the RyanElf to a local house party, pose alongside him at a famous landmark or have him photobomb an otherwise perfect picture, you have the chance to score two tickets to the show, so what are you waiting for?

Eager to see where the public will take his mini me, the man himself has given us free rein, saying: "I'm encouraging everyone to be as fun and creative as possible with the RyanElf – I'm looking forward to seeing where he ends up!"

You heard him, ladies, Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some brainstorming to do.