Too tired to stay up until midnight on NYE? Netflix has you covered.
It’s less than a week until 2016, and all of the glorious New Year’s Eve parties that come with it. We’re all about a night filled with champagne, confetti, and sparkles from head to toe — but if a cozy night at home is more your speed than braving the cold and crowds in Times Square, Netflix is here to help.
On Monday, the streaming site announced that it’s releasing a set of countdown videos for anyone who wishes the midnight would happen just a little bit earlier this year. All you have to do is log in and search for “New Year’s Eve,” then pick who you’d like to ring in 2016 with — at whatever time you’d like. It’s perfect for those of us who value our sleep but still want to take part in the annual countdown.
Technically, the service is meant for families with kids too young to stay up past midnight: According to Mashable, Netflix conducted a global survey that estimates 58% of parents want to put their kids to bed before midnight on NYE, and 97% of parents plan to spend the holiday as a family. As a result, if you have to babysit this year and/or have some younger people in your life, the service is extra amazing — but we think it’s just as useful for us sleep-loving adults, too.
That being said, your options for countdown buddies will skew on the younger side: Rather than Ryan Seacrest, for example, your NYE host could be anyone from the Care Bears to Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Either way, we think it’s a fun alternative to chugging bubbly at a house party — and takes Netflix and Chill to new levels.
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