Hoverboards are one of the season's hottest gifts, and watching people trying — and failing — to ride them is one of the holiday's most hilarious trends.
Hoverboards don't actually hover; they roll, with the rider shifting their body weight to steer. The motion can take some getting used to, and the learning curve often results in a few wipe outs.
With all the hoverboards unwrapped this holiday season, it's no surprise that some of the mayhem would find its way to social media.
People began posting videos of their first disastrous attempts with the hashtag #hoverboardfail.
As if ugly Christmas sweaters weren't embarrassing enough this time of year.
Innocent Christmas trees were often casualties.
OK, this is the best Christmas fail of 2015. And the best hoverboard fail of 2015. Just watch it, dammit. pic.twitter.com/J7P3VL4NQ1— @imbadatlife
Not the smartest idea hun. pic.twitter.com/69gfm2nbk9— @HoverBoardFalls