WATCH: This is what men all over the country will be doing later today!

We all know someone who mysteriously disappears from the social scene every first Friday of December and now we finally know the reason why.

Men all over the country are wangling their way out of plans tonight in order to stay home and watch The Late Late Toy Show.

Watch the conversation occuring all over the nation as men awkwardly lie about their plans in order to sit at home and watch Ryan Tubridy and a bunch of kids play with toys.

Don’t be ashamed lads, embrace the festive joy!



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