Once again this year, Netflix is making it easier for parents to let their kids celebrate the countdown to the New Year without actually having them stay up that late.
It is offering a streaming service with special programs designed for kids to watch on New Year’s Eve that will count down to “midnight” for them.
Parents can set whatever hour in the day to make “midnight” happen. :
Last year’s shows included Care Bears & Cousins, Inspector Gadget and Puffin Rock. This year, viewers can now enjoy Word Party, Beat Bugs, Puffin Rock and even Fuller House way before the clock officially strikes 12:00 a.m.
“Netflix is all about giving members the freedom to decide when and how to watch, and the New Year’s Eve Countdowns do just that,” said Andy Yeatman, Director of Kids Content for Netflix. “They put families in charge of the holiday, whether that means celebrating at 9 and then lights out, or ringing in the New Year over and over again.”
He added, “I have three young daughters, so for us, that means celebrating three times with three different countdowns they each get to choose.”
According to Netflix data, last year’s peak viewing hour of the countdown on New Year’s Eve was 8 p.m. local time in the United States.