Hoping to get the kids to bed early on New Year's Eve? Netflix is once again offering a fake New Year’s Eve countdown for parents who need to get their little ones to sleep hours before the Times Square Ball drops at midnight on Saturday night.

The popular streaming service has offered the on-demand countdown party for the past two years and this year parents have a variety of TV stars and movie characters to choose from when it comes to who they want their kids to ring in the (early) New Year with.

The three-minute countdown can be played and replayed starting at 1 p.m. ET on December 31. USA Today reports that 8 p.m. was a peak time to stream the event last year, making it clear that many parents tried to shuffle their kiddos off to bed a few hours before the grown-up celebrating begins.

Countdown to bedtime

Start the New Year's Eve party early with your children's favorite characters or TV stars — and don't forget the party hats and balloons.

Ring in 2017 with the stars of the following shows:

  • "Word Party"
  • "Puffin Rock"
  • "Luna Petunia"
  • "Beat Bugs"
  • "All Hail King Julien"
  • "Skylanders Academy"
  • "Trollhunters"
  • "Project Mc2"
  • "Fuller House"
  • "Chasing Cameron"

You can play and replay one or more of the countdowns with your children — each segment is three minutes long so start the stream as early as you wish (available on Netflix starting at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday) and keep playing it until you convince your children that it's midnight.

If your kiddos already know how to tell time, you may want to temporarily change your clocks if you're really trying to trick them into an early bedtime.

Other televised New Year's Eve celebrations

Whether you are hosting a party to welcome 2017 or celebrating with your family, one of the most popular NYE specials is "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017." The show starts at 8 p.m.

ET on ABC and before the Times Square Ball drops in NYC, viewers will see performances by a variety of music artists including Mariah Carey, Thomas Rett, Gloria Estefan, and DNCE.

Several other networks will also be airing end-of-year celebrations including NBC's "Toast to 2016" and a CNN live special hosted by Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin.

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