Wondering how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with the whole family without having to keep the kids up to midnight? Thanks to Netflix you no longer need to worry!
To help parents trick their kids into thinking they are celebrating the countdown to 2016 before midnight, the streaming video company has released six on-demand kid-friendly specials.
Covering off preschoolers to tweens, the 10-second countdowns feature popular characters like King Julien, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Oona and Baba of Puffin Rock. Users can find the titles on Netflix by searching “New Year’s Eve Countdown” (full list of countdowns are listed below).
According to a survey Netflix conducted, 58 per cent of parents worldwide want their kids in bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve. In Canada that number jumps to 65 per cent of parents, with one in five parents (20 per cent) saying 9 p.m. is the ideal time to ring in 2016 with the little ones.
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Countdowns available to stream include:
- Puffin Rock residents Oona and Baba re-live their adventures from the past year and celebrate with the Northern Lights, nature’s very own fireworks.
- Care Bears & Cousins head to Share Bear’s Shake Shack to gear up for a belly badge-tastic countdown in Care-a-Lot.
- Inspector Gadget saves New Year’s Eve from a mischievous M.A.D. agent just in the nick of time for a dazzling firework display.
- King Julien lives up to his party animal persona with a countdown to dance your way 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 featuring Hiccup and Toothless, Puss in Boots, the Croods and the entire Dinotrux team.
- Project Mc2 stars McKeyla, Adrienne, Bryden and Camryn team up for NOV8’s most important mission yet: Party!