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.
When you buy your dad a drone for Christmas & he is excited to fly it but worried that aviation legislation might land him in prison— Matthew Joseph (@MattJoseph93) December 25, 2015
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.
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.
Quand ta Xbox surchauffe t utilise ton drone xDD pic.twitter.com/DBlY7EBJPd— tom sarhdaoui (@lefifou_du_78) December 25, 2015
I ran around the house screaming SANTA CAME and woke people up...here's me attempting to fly a drone pic.twitter.com/EXIktqX2lX— Danielle \71/ (@baeisallnow) December 25, 2015
Fratello abile con il drone e i progressi pic.twitter.com/TdJN2bvUFN— drama lama (@pondgitsune) December 25, 2015
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.
my dad sucks at flying his drone but at least he's enjoying it pic.twitter.com/2dvsEckkLa— samta claus (@fan_of_forests) December 25, 2015
CHRISTMAS UPDATE: Dad got an indoor/outdoor drone, and in the first 10 minutes, flew it into his own crotch twice.— O Holy Yikes ❄️ (@eeyikes) December 25, 2015
my dad got a drone stuck in my hair merry Christmas— kenzie (@Klangstraat2) December 25, 2015
First five minuets of my dad playing with my drone...he puts it on the neighbors roof— Chas (@chasehornstein) December 25, 2015
Why not to get your dad a drone for Christmas... pic.twitter.com/R9WGjLgl5b— Lorna (@derby_lorna) December 25, 2015
Nothing says Xmas like dad's drone getting stuck 100 feet up in a tree 5 minutes into it's maiden voyage.— Justin Fly (@justinfly) December 25, 2015
I got my 40 something year old dad a drone pic.twitter.com/kcitvNVRtv— Alexandra Tactay (@alextactay) December 25, 2015
- First fly of the Drone - Daddy's gift, we tried to make it fly but it was so hard to control it __________________________________________ #nofilter#landscape#adventure#armenia#paris#fly#scenery#gift#l4l#likes#tbt#ig#igers#instagood#instagram#photographer#iphone#merrychristmas#morning#footing#vscogood#vscocam#vsco#drone#parc#canon#colorful#architecture#holiday
Got a drone ‼️ Then got it stuck in a tree pic.twitter.com/BeByZ5g1d0— Mitch (@mitch_martin5) December 25, 2015
And if you're a pet owner, you know that what doesn't wind up wrecked will inevitably become a pet toy.
Maya is so infatuated with this little drone! pic.twitter.com/dW1myQ8N0G— Jenn (@JennyferDeanne) December 25, 2015