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10.30pm New Year's Eve celebrations TV channel

Whayhey! It's 2007! Now go to bed.
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There's an age at which children are keen to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve but, as a parent, you'll know this will make them grouchy in the morning - and anyway, *you* don't want to stay up until midnight, you've done it before and it's just not that exciting.

So this idea is for an otherwise unused television channel to show generic New Year's Eve footage, culminating in "midnight" at about 10.30. Obviously you don't *have* to watch television on New Year's Eve - I never do, because it seems to be the same every year - but this is just in case your children say "Oh, pleeeease can we watch the Trafalgar/Times Square celebrations at midnight?"
hippo, Dec 15 2006

Baked!!! http://www.sfgate.c...ntdowns-6728578.php
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       Though at first blush a sound notion, this proposal prompts similar questions as were raised by the C18th Gregorian Jump (as I am calling it): where does the lost 90 minutes go? Will your children, when they find out, years from now, not object to the fact that you have, with this apparently harmless deception, shortened their lives by a goodly number of hours?
calum, Dec 15 2006
  

       Wahay, it's Boxing Day. Did you enjoy Christmas yesterday?
Ian Tindale, Dec 15 2006
  

       great idea , but not too sure about lying to the kids though, 1 neutral
Stork, Dec 15 2006
  

       Santa, the easter bunny and the tooth fairy are ok, but 90 minutes difference on New Year's celebrations is wrong?   

       Edit: Apologies to anyone using this site who didn't know the truth about santa, the easter bunny or the tooth fairy.
hidden truths, Dec 15 2006
  

       Are children so stupid they wouldnt look at the time on the clock, PSP, ipod or other tech gizmo?
Chefboyrbored, Dec 16 2006
  

       How about instead have a holiday channel that airs (and re-runs) all the annual events that happens across the world? This will include New Years. I also thought it would be cool to be on a cruise ship on the international date line. then you can celebrate new years' twice!
the great unknown, Dec 21 2006
  

       Our church has a new years eve celebration each year where we watch the ball drop in New York. Our church is is California, so it happens at 9:00. Does that count as baked?
ye_river_xiv, Dec 21 2006
  

       This would work better as a DVD. Then you can start it whenever you want, and use it over and over.
Worldgineer, Dec 21 2006
  

       (see link)
hippo, Dec 31 2015
  

       I love how we live in the future now. Went to a friend's 6pm New Year's party this year. Of course my 6yr old managed to stay up until midnight anyway.
Worldgineer, Jan 18 2016
  

       Some friends of ours had a 6pm-10pm New Year's Eve party for people who wanted n early night or had another party to go to - lovely idea.
hippo, Jan 18 2016
  
      
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