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Netflix's fake New Year’s countdowns trick your kids into an early bedtime

It's already here, if you want it to be.
It's already here, if you want it to be.
Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Good news for tired parents who want to lie to their children about when the new year starts: Netflix is here for you.

The streaming service has six different kid-themed animated countdowns to the "new year," which can now begin any time you want it to, even right now:

Netflix did this last year, too, but with only one option. Apparently it was successful enough to offer multiple choices, but the advice we gave then still holds!

Put it on whenever. Put it on every day and try to convince your kids time is rapidly moving forward to the 2300s. Why not?