clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

TL;DR

It's Christmas, which means people are crashing brand new drones

New, 2 comments

Especially dads

If hoverboards are this year's most buzzed-about holiday gift, drones are probably a close second. They were a big hit last year, and that appears to be the case again this year — even if this time around, the new drone owners will have to register their new toys with the FAA.

The next best thing to opening one on Christmas morning is basking in the glory of watching people crash them, and if you're hungry for some drone crash schadenfreude, nothing beats seeing one happen from the drone's perspective.

Merry Xmas from me and the drone... #bebot #parrot #drone #crash

A video posted by Nathan Nicholls (@nathann36) on

I got a drone for christmas xDD #christmas #drone #fail #crashed

A video posted by Lance Telligman (@lancedallama) on

But many people weren't lucky enough to make it that far in the process, slamming their new gifts into every ceiling, floor, wall, and tree within the first few attempts.


#vaicosì #drone #bum:(

A video posted by •GDS• (@gabrielladesimone) on

Crash landing #phantom12 #drone #crash #landing #funny #camera

A video posted by ciaran (@ciaran_bates) on

Loghan flying his drone from Santa! #christmas2015 #drone #happyboys

A video posted by Kassandra Carter (@mrs.kassandra_carter) on

@stoobles buzzing his tits off about his drone. He's getting there...slowly #drone #xmaspresent #almosthadmyeyeout #wtfismylaugh

A video posted by ✖ B R Ø N T Ě ✖ (@bronteealicee) on

#drone #merrychristmas #family #fun

A video posted by Robyn Marlow (@jrwmarlow) on

Of course, the best Christmas drone action happens when #Dads get their hands on the flying toys. Quadcopters have a way of tapping the 10-year-old child that lies right under the 50-year-old skin of a dad, and the perennial results are amazing. On this day, "dad drone" becomes the most enjoyable phrase to search on just about every social media platform.





"You're going to poke someone's eye" out #achristmasstory #Drone #Kev #Christmas

A video posted by Ryan (@ricricke) on


(Wait, what?)

And if you're a pet owner, you know that what doesn't wind up wrecked will inevitably become a pet toy.

Discovering a new one #christmas #drone #cat #catofinstagram

A video posted by Laura Polet (@laurapolet) on

On est dans le futur ! #drone #christmas #dog #wow

A video posted by Aurore Germon (@auroregrm) on

Merry Christmas!