New Year’s is mostly an adult-oriented holiday, but that won’t stop millions of children from wanting to stay-up late to celebrate New Year’s just like their parents and siblings. In America, more and more parents are ‘fooling’ their young-ones into celebrating early, and Netflix is joining in on the trend.
Just like the chicken-pox parties that we grew-up with, it’s for the greater good. Toddlers really shouldn’t be staying up until midnight (if they even make it to midnight to celebrate before passing-out) and this way you can decide when the ball drops.
In a new pre-taped special, King Julien will hosts a dance party & New Years Eve Countdown On Netflix. According to Netflix, more than a third of U.S. parents (34%) admitted to starting the party early to fool their kids into thinking its midnight, citing their kids or their own bedtime as the reason. These findings are according to a recent survey from Wakefield Research on behalf of Netflix. The same survey found that 22% of parents would go as far as to stage a countdown of their own.
For the first time, King Julien will host his very own kid-sized countdown special on Netflix that families can use to ring in 2015 whenever they choose to celebrate. Its three minutes of high-energy, music-filled fun that lets kids celebrate the New Year no matter the time of day. The countdown will be available in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, the Netherlands and France beginning on Dec. 29th at Netflix.com/KingJulien1.
”I was totally bummed when I heard that some of my favorite little party people arent allowed to stay up until midnight for the biggest party of the year,” said King Julien, King of the Lemurs. ”But then I realized Im king, I make the rules! So move over, Ryan Seacrest, Ive got my very own on-demand countdown party on Netflix. That means the New Years Eve party is always on – just how it should be! What better way to ring in Julien-uary?” According to the release sent-out from Netflix earlier this afternoon.