Netflix lines up 14 fake countdowns for New Year’s Eve
Staff Reporter | On 18, Dec 2018
There are certain traditions you follow on New Year‘s Eve. Fireworks, singing Auld Lang Syne and – in recent years – lying to the kids that it’s midnight already, and using Netflix to do it. For the last five years, an average of 5 million families have chosen to tune into the Netflix New Year’s Eve countdowns to help get the kids to bed earlier.
This year, the streaming giant is back with an expanded line-up of 14 on-demand countdowns on Netflix to enjoy anytime, day or night, tailor-made for every member of the family.
If you are one of the 74 per cent of parents letting their kids stay up a little later this one special night of the year, you can let the ball drop whenever you want with new characters from animated series such as Pinky Malinky, Super Monsters, Boss Baby and Motown Magic. A new batch of tween countdowns reflects Netflix’s overall investment in Gen Z-friendly content, with the recently announced sitcoms No Good Nick, Family Reunion as well as the latest addition to the catalogue, Prince of Peoria, and the upcoming comedy Malibu Rescue.
Here’s the full list of 2019 countdowns: Alexa and Katie, Prince of Peoria, Pinky Malinky, Motown Magic, Larva Island, Beat Bugs, Skylanders Academy, Super Monsters, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Tales of Arcadia, All Hail King Julien, Boss Baby, Spirit Riding Free and Fuller House. They all arrive on Netflix on Boxing Day.