How to Use Netflix to Trick Your Kids Into Going to Bed Early on New Years

Streaming service truly makes it a Happy New Year for parents.

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If your kids are clamoring to stay up past bedtime to ring in the New Year, here’s a way to make it happen within reason.

Thanks to Netflix, parents can trick their little ones into thinking it’s much later than it actually is by playing one of many New Year’s Eve countdowns- at any time of day.

Back in 2014, Netflix released their first faux countdown clip which has become increasingly popular. Now, subscribers have multiple streams to choose from, including: The Boss Baby: Back in Business, All Hail King Julien, Tales of Arcadia, Spirit Riding Free, Fuller House, Beat Bugs, Pinky Malinky, Super Monsters, Motown Magic, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Larva Island, Skylanders Academy, Prince of Peoria, and Alexa & Katie. Just make sure your kids don’t know how to tell time.

A whopping 77% of parents with kids between the ages of 3 and 13 stay in on New Years, while only about half of those parents let their children stay up to celebrate, BGR reports.

Each year about 5 million people stream the fake countdowns, which is great for Netflix: they use the clips to advertise other shows parents and kiddos might want to watch.

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