Netflix’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Will Trick Kids Into Bed Before Midnight
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Netflix just released 14 New Year’s Eve countdown specials to help kids ring in 2019 — and still get to bed early. Starting today, the family-friendly shows will be available on the streaming service to be played any time of day or night.
The short segments (each one is about five minutes) star characters from some of the year’s most popular children’s shows, like Super Monsters and Boss Baby, and end with a countdown to 2019.
And this year, Netflix is offering an even greater variety of countdowns for parents to choose from, including options for older kids and tweens. In 2018, there were only nine New Year’s specials, five fewer than this year’s record-high of 14.
Netflix’s annual tradition is backed by recent research, too. According to a statement made by the streaming service, “77% of U.S. parents actually prefer to stay in than go out for the biggest bash of the year.” The company added that over the last five years, an average of five million people watch the New Year’s Eve countdown shows each year.
To find the popular holiday specials, which are usually available through the first week of January, parents can simply enter “countdowns” in the Netflix search bar.
Here’s the full list of shows getting New Year’s countdowns in 2018:
- Alexa and Katie
- Prince of Peoria
- Pinky Malinky
- Motown Magic
- Larva Island
- Beat Bugs
- Skylanders Academy
- Super Monsters
- True and the Rainbow Kingdom
- Tales of Arcadia
- All Hail King Julien
- Spirit Riding Free
- Fuller House