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14 (shirtless) men we want Santa to put under the tree

Have you been naughty or nice this year? If you’ve been super-good, maybe Santa will put one of these shirtless hunks under your tree for Christmas. Grab a hot toddy and enjoy.

5 classics

These are the boys that no shirtless list would be complete without.


Sean Lowe

Sean Lowe shirtless
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Remember when Sean Lowe was on your television once a week either starring in The Bachelor or Dancing With the Stars? Remember how it felt like Christmas was once a week? Well, Santa, if you’re listening, our lives are woefully devoid of shirtless Sean, and if you would see fit to remedy that, we’ll put more money in the red buckets this year.


Ryan Gosling

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You really can’t have a shirtless dude list without shirtless staple Ryan Gosling. Santa, we already own The Notebook, but if you want to put a notebook under our tree full of shirtless men and put Gosling on the cover, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth received a bit of grief because his new movie Thor: The Dark World opens with what was described early on as a “gratuitous” shirtless scene. Gratuitous is such an ugly word! We prefer “mandatory” and “heart-stopping.” In fact, Santa, we’d be satisfied if you want to make a movie where a shirtless Hemsworth just stands in front of a camera for two hours and then put a copy of it under our tree.

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Ryan Reynolds

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Santa, here is a riddle for you: Who has starred in at least 50 percent of our favorite movies and looks stunning with his shirt off? Yes, it’s Ryan Reynolds. Ding, ding, ding, ding! We know this is a big request, Santa, but if you could have Reynolds call it quits with his insufferably perfect wife Blake Lively and deposit his shirtless self in our living room Christmas Eve we would be eternally grateful for our Christmas miracle.

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Bonus: Channing Tatum

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Dear Santa, it feels like Christmas every time we watch Channing Tatum‘s Magic Mike. So this year for Christmas, we’d like to ask that you expedite the Magic Mike 2 process, so that our families will stop mocking us for watching the first installment several times a week. As long as we’re making far-fetched requests, could the story line feature Tatum dumping his flawless wife and falling for oh, say, an entertainment writer? Thank you.

(Why yes, we did throw a bonus one in this category. You’re welcome.)

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