Netflix has conjured up a plan to help you fool your kids this holiday season. Tonight (or you could have done it days ago if you wished) you can celebrate New Year's Eve a little early with your children without them evening knowing it. Netflix has an on-demand special hosted by King Julien of Madagascar fame that you can stream for 3-minutes in an effort to allow your children to celebrate the ending of 2014 and the beginning of 2015.
Netflix will offer parents a special kid-friendly countdown that lets children celebrate the New Year before midnight, CNNMoney reports. The on-demand special will be hosted by King Julien, the titular animated lemur from the new Netflix series, All Hail King Julien and allows parents to pretend it's midnight at any time.
The three-minute clip is available to stream now, and in a statement released by Netflix, King Julien himself "addressed" his constituents: "Move over, Ryan Seacrest, I've got my very own on-demand countdown party on Netflix."
I think this is an awesome idea for children and parents (AND Netflix...mmm hmmm) who cannot and/or wish not to celebrate with their children just before midnight tonight. But please don't try and put your kids to sleep at 5PM tonight telling them the faux ball dropped at 4:45 so you can go out!!
Anywho, in any event, be safe and great tonight with whomever you celebrate with and I'll catch you my Loves next year!!