It’s December, and there’s one event on the horizon everyone is getting very excited about. National Handwashing Awareness Week runs from the 4th to the 10th, and is a celebration of all things hygiene. The event is a community led initiative intended to highlight the importance of keeping things clean. Previous years have seen a … (wait… are those bells I can hear in the background?)
As is the case with a lot of viral videos, it is often the fails that provide the most amusement. Such is the anxiety many Christmas party planners experience when trying to put on the perfect event, that the moment of release when witnessing dear old grandad fly a mini drone into his own face is worth a thousand Christmas carols. So allow us to impart a bit of festive cheer with our roundup of the top five Christmas fail videos on our platform.
Man tries out hoverboard for first time, doesn’t end well…
One gadget that really blew up last Christmas (literally) were hoverboards. The retailers of these products clearly had viral video companies like us in mind when they decided to push for a big pre-Christmas sale, with the inevitable result of daredevils up and down the land deciding – post Christmas lunch – to take their new pressie for a spin.
The unsteady bearing of this lad suggests more than a few glasses of champagne to accompany his Christmas turkey. Luckily for him though, his blushes are spared as he smashes the light on his way down, conveniently plunging the room into darkness. Like all good art, what happens next is left to our imagination…
Santa arrested in Glasgow after climbing onto statue
What does Father Christmas do on his days off? If you imagined peaceful seclusion in Lapland, you will likely be shocked to find out how wrong you are. Rather than living – as we all thought – alongside Mrs Claus in domestic, mince-pie-eating bliss, he downs vast quantities of alcohol and climbs onto equestrian statues.
Here, instead of Fairytale in New York, we have lairy-tale in Glasgow as the man straddles the famous monument to the Duke of Wellington on Royal Exchange Square, no doubt singing ‘Santa Baby’ with all the pronouns changed to the personal. He is filmed being escorted down by emergency services, before he was reportedly issued a penalty fine. But at least he wasn’t drink-sledding.
Irish man falls over while performing Christmas jig
The fabled ‘luck of the Irish’ is sadly lacking in this next clip, as a merry lad performing a festive jig ends up falling over backwards, taking the Christmas tree out with him. Another casualty of his descent is a speaker system, which falls down onto his unfortunate girlfriend.
If anyone is confused as to why such a fit, healthy lad could end up losing his footing so catastrophically, note the tall can of beer he’s holding precariously in his right hand…
Man flies drone into his face
As promised, we have our man flying a mini-drone into his own face. Clearly enthralled with his new present, and excited about taking it for a maiden flight, this granddad ends up getting way more than he bargained for when he takes the controls for the first time.
If you’ve never watched the 2015 film Eye in the Sky, it is about the moral challenges and implications of using unmanned aerial vehicles on the battlefield. Unbeknownst to them, the real issues lie much closer to home with Christmas celebrants like this piloting their stocking fillers around the household. Thankfully, the drone hits him only in the chin, avoiding contact with his eyes. A ‘close shave’.
Reindeer destroys Santa’s sleigh
It must be difficult for Rudolph. Being forced to carry out a pretty-much-impossible task every 25th of December, with a by-all-accounts overweight man expecting you to cart him around. Overworked, fed only with leftovers, and in desperate need of medical attention for his nasal swelling, you’ve gotta feel for the poster boy of Santa’s reindeers.
No wonder then, that he feels the need to take out his frustration every once in a while. This clip – filmed from a security camera at a wildlife park in Canada – shows a reindeer (bearing Rudolph’s appearance) destroying Santa’s sleigh. The animal then runs off, leaving the vehicle in urgent need of repairs. Now where are Santa’s elves?
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