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    Updated on Aug 23, 2020. Posted on Dec 29, 2014

    Here's How To Trick Your Kids Into Going To Bed Early This New Year's Eve

    You're going to want to hear this if you have Netflix.

    Do your kids give you a hard time when you won't let them stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve?

    Or, if you do let them stay up, do they fall asleep waiting and miss the whole thing anyway?

    If so, Netflix has your back. Beginning Dec. 29, you'll be able to stream a three-minute New Year's Eve countdown hosted by Madagascar's King Julien — at any time you like.


    The cute Lemur is also the star of Netflix’s All Hail King Julien series.

    This means that you can "welcome" 2015 with your kids at, say, 8 p.m., then tuck them into bed and enjoy the real countdown kid-free!

    View this video on YouTube

    Check out a preview of the countdown above.



    Happy New Year, kids!

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