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.