Sunday 19 November 2017

Netflix will help you trick the kids into going to bed early on New Year's Eve

King Julien
King Julien
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Netflix has introduced a way to fool kids into having an early countdown on New Year's Eve, freeing up the real countdown for adults only.

The streaming site has a host of New Year's Eve countdowns for pre-schoolers to tweens via shows like Puffin Rock, Care Bears & Cou7sins, Inspector Gadget, King Julien and Mr Peabody & Sherman.

According to research conducted by Netflix, more than half of parents (58%) around the world would love to put their kids to bed before the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve.

So, now parents can make 10, or 9 or 8 or anytime midnight with six on-demand countdown specials (launching today).

While 97% of parents across the globe are spending New Year’s Eve as a family, how the celebration unfolds varies by region:

·         Parents in the US, UK, Canada and Australia agree 9 p.m. is the new midnight. Nearly half of parents in these countries say they’d countdown those famous 10 seconds by 9 p.m. (49%). 

·         One-third of Aussie parents (34%) admit they’d hit the sack themselves after kissing the kids goodnight -- long before midnight.

·         Italian and French parents most look forward to spending time with their other half after putting the kids to sleep (51% and 43%, respectively).

·         Parents love a good party in Spain and Mexico. 50% of parents in both countries can’t wait to kick off the parents-only party after tucking in their little ones.  

·         American parents aren’t afraid to play trickster. 41% of US parents have or plan to use a special New Year’s Eve countdown as a way to get their kids to bed early.

Just search New Year's Eve Countdown on Netflix.

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