Netflix fakes NYE countdown so you can send the kids off early
With Netflix "fake" countdowns, kids can hit the hay early, so parents can hit the sauce even earlier.
On the back of a survey that suggests Aussie parents call it a night on New Year's after sending the kids to bed, Netflix has released a handful of countdown videos to help give children that 12:00 feeling at a reasonable hour.
According to a study conducted by Survey Monkey on behalf on Netflix, one-third (34%) of Australian parents claim to say goodnight on NYE soon after sending the kids to bed and miss the NYE celebrations completely.
In an effort to help parents deceive their little ones into thinking it is 12:00, Netflix has released six different countdown programs that can be played whenever the parent chooses - allowing parents to enter 2016 guilt-free and well and truly sozzled.
Alternatively, if you're looking to watch the real deal NYE celebrations from the comfort of your own home, we've rounded up where you watch the fireworks online here.
New Years Eve Countdown episodes
- Project MC2: New Year's Eve Countdown
- All Hail King Julien: New Years Eve Countdown
- Care Bears & Cousins: New Years Eve Countdown
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman: New Years Eve Countdown
- Inspector Gadget: New Years Eve Countdown
- Puffin Rock: New Years Eve Countdown
How to watch New Years Eve Countdown episodes
If you're interested in throwing on one of the countdowns above, simply type the title (e.g. Puffin Rock: New Years Eve Countdown) into the Netflix search bar. Better yet, all six titles will show up if you simply type "New Years" into the search bar.