Netflix streaming fake New Year’s Eve countdown so kids can go to bed early

Netflix has a special treat for parents who want their children to experience the joy of the New Year’s countdown but don’t want their little kids staying up past midnight.

It’s New Year’s Eve and you want your kids to see the ball drop from New York City and countdown with the rest of the people on TV, but you’re worried about your kids staying up well past their bedtime. It’s a conundrum parents of young children are going through this time of year, but Netflix has the solution that should be a win-win for both parties.

If you search New Year’s Eve on Netflix, you’ll get the six titles offering fake countdowns featuring some of the best animated children’s shows and characters, the Project Mc2 girls, Inspector Gadget, Oona and Baba of Puffin Rock, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman and King Julien.

The kids will think they’re celebrating the most famous 10 seconds of the year and ring in the new year with all the pomp and circumstance, but it is on your time, so midnight can come at 9 p.m. or even after lunch if you really want. And with so many different options, you can celebrate the new year over and over again.

And the best part is the kids can go to bed at their normal bedtime and won’t be crabby monsters the next day and parents can either go to bed too, stay up until midnight and celebrate with the rest of the time zone to ring in the new year, or you can just stay up all night catching up with your favorite shows and movies on Netflix.

See, it’s a win-win and another genius move from Netflix.