Hoverboards were the hottest gift under the Christmas tree this year, and many people spent Friday learning how to use their new toys — with painful results.

It was, shall we say, a steep learning curve.

People had little falls…

And people had big falls.

The hard surface of the street was maybe not the best place to give it a try.

Even when you have a helping hand, it doesn’t always end well.

Some people gave up straight away.

While others who thought they were getting the hang of it, quickly discovered they weren’t.

Mostly, though, people couldn’t seem to control the damn things.

Which meant we were all blessed with great Christmas videos like these.