Netflix Is Tricking Kids Into Going To Sleep Early On New Year's Eve

Parents, rejoice!

Netflix returns with a trick to help you get your kids off to sleep by 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve. And if you feel guilty about the scheme -- the trailer points out that, "it's midnight somewhere!"

Similarly to an initiative last year, Netflix is offering three-minute videos of New Year's Eve countdowns geared for children that parents can stream anytime. The point is to help parents get their young ones to bed before the real countdown at midnight.

According to a survey Netflix conducted in December, 58 percent of parents around the world indicated that they'd prefer to get their kids to bed before midnight, a press release submitted to The Huffington Post states.

More specifically, 49 percent of parents in the U.S, UK, Canada and Australia reported that they'd prefer to have a New Year's Eve countdown conclude by 9 p.m., the survey found.

Netflix offers its users six options of three-minute videos for children featuring the 10-second countdown: Puffin Rock, Care Bears & Cousins, Inspector Gadget, King Julien, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Project Mc2.

Happy (almost) New Year, kiddos!

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