Parents of children old enough to want to stay up to ring in the New Year are in luck: Netflix is offering a fake New Year’s Eve countdown that you can stream whenever you get sick of your kids and want to put them to bed so you and your partner can have some child-free champagne time! Why did it take so long for someone to think of this?
CNN reports that Netflix is offering a three-minute countdown hosted by King Julien, the animated lemur from Netflix’s own series, “All Hail King Julien.” In a statement released by Netflix, the fictional character says, “Move over, Ryan Seacrest, I’ve got my very own on-demand countdown party on Netflix.”
This is awesome. I can countdown to the new year with my four-year-old and one-year-old, put them to bed, then run over to my sister’s house for a New Year’s Eve party. We didn’t plan on counting down the new year with our young kids because we actually have a babysitter tonight — but now we get the best of both worlds. We can let them in on the fun little yearly ritual and still go have some child-free time. Cute!
It seems like there is a limited window when this will actually work, so take advantage of it while you can. Or hide all of the clocks in your house. Whatever works.
Happy New Year!