Psst: Netflix just released a way to trick kids into early New Year's Eve countdown
Your Netflix queue just made it easier to lie to your kids, and just between us parents, we are not judging. In fact, we encourage you to fool the little buggers on New Year's Eve with a fake early countdown to "midnight" and send them to bed at a decent hour. Of course karma being what it is, they will be nice and rested when they pounce on your throbbing head early the next morning on New Year's Day.
You liars are in good company. Netflix research found 58 percent of parents would happily fool their kids to get them in bed early on New Year's Eve. The streaming service had such good luck when it first tried the trick last year when it enlisted Madagasgar's King Julien, that today Netflix released a choice of six fake on-demand countdowns to appeal to preschoolers, tweens and those in between. Oona and Baba of Puffin Rock, the Care Bears, Inspector Gadget and even the Project Mc2 girls will enable your cock-and-bull story that it's midnight already.
Find your own personal web of lies by searching "New Year's Eve Countdown" on Netflix.
The six to choose from are:
Puffin Rock residents Oona and Baba relive their adventures from the past year and celebrate with the Northern Lights.
Care Bears & Cousins head to Share Bear's Shake Shack to countdown in Care-a-Lot.
Inspector Gadget saves New Year's Eve from a mischeivious MAD agent just in the nick of time.
King Julien lives up to his party animal personal to dance move-it, move-it into the new year.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman venture around the world to gather their favorite talk show guests for a star-studded countdown event from Hiccup and Toothless to Puss in Boots and the Croods.
Project Mc2 stars McKeyla, Adrienne, Bryden and Camryn team up for an important NOV8 mission — Party!
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