WATCH: Approachable Hunk Ryan Gosling Addresses Emma Stone’s Sweat

La La Land star Ryan Gosling stopped by Ellen to spread some holiday cheer in an unconventional way.

Gosling kicked off his appearance on Friday’s episode of Ellen DeGeneres’s daytime talk show by providing her with TLC that most of us have only dreamed about after first watching The Notebook. He picked her up, just as he did the last time that he appeared on her show, and kissed her on the cheek.

After the two settled in, DeGeneres asked Gosling about how he plans to spend Christmas with his wife Eva Mendes and their two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada. He said that they are still too young to know that they can ask Santa for presents.

“I don’t think [Esmeralda] understands that you can ask for something just yet,” said Gosling. “It’s a real sweet spot, where you give her anything, you know.”

He also offered his take on Emma Stone’s tendency to sweat profusely, which Stone revealed on her last visit to the show. “I thought it was odd for the first two weeks when she was rehearsing in a wetsuit,” joked Gosling. “But she doesn’t sweat all over — she just a few very active sweat glands. It’s like poking holes in a waterbed. It’s just a few of them, so if you stay out of the way, you’ll be fine.”

Watch his intimate entrance to the Ellen stage in the video at the top of the page and watch him discuss behind-the-scenes details from La La Land below.