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      Work Smarter Not Harder This Thanksgiving

      Posted by Allison on Nov 20, 2019 3:08:22 PM

      Thanksgiving is right around the corner; this is not a drill! We all know that Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and food. However, being the host can sometimes feel a little stressful. From trying to prep for the day, plan all of the dishes – all requiring different cook times – limited oven space, a house to clean and keeping everyone entertained, turkey day can feel like an overwhelming project.

      Although the day is worth all the time and energy, we have some ways for you to work smarter not harder this Thanksgiving. How? Through smart home automation! It’s time we give some thanks for smart home products that can make your holiday season easier. Here are just a few ways popular smart home devices can help you pull off the perfect Thanksgiving day feast!

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      Topics: Holiday, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Smart Home

      A Connected Home - Holiday Edition

      Posted by Allison on Dec 11, 2018 1:27:05 PM

      Just in time for Christmas, Cincinnati Bell is bringing you the ultimate connected home guide – holiday edition. These connected home devices can help you turn on the Christmas lights with your voice, fill the room with joyous carols in one easy tap, or change the ambiance of a room with just a simple command. If you aren’t sure what to get your friends and family this year for the holidays, connected home devices are a great gift. They enhance any home and add just the right amount of holiday cheer around the house.

      Stay connected this holiday season with these simple connected home commands.

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      Topics: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bell, Connected Home, Holiday, Connected Home Devices

      Finding Your Perfect Holiday Playlist

      Posted by Brianna on Dec 7, 2018 1:30:00 PM

      As Buddy the Elf proclaims, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!”

      What would the holiday season be without music? Even if we get slightly sick of those happy melodies that are constantly stuck in our heads by the end of the season, music truly sets the mood for the season (and real talk, you know you love it).

      Check out some of the awesome playlist options offered by a variety of streaming services, including Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora, that will truly put you in the holiday spirit.

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      Topics: Cincinnati Bell, Connected Home, Holiday, Sonos Speakers, Music

      Holiday Brunch Ideas in Cincinnati

      Posted by Allison on Dec 6, 2018 5:08:03 PM

       

       

      Cincinnati turns into a winter wonderland this time of year and becomes a perfect place to go on a date. It is always so much fun to go on a fun winter date, especially ones where food is involved. For a lot of people, the worst part about going on a date is actually planning the day out. This holiday, we have made those plans for you.

      How does brunch and a Santa sighting sound? If you are looking to go on a fun, quick date in Cincinnati, we have got you covered.

      We have put together a full festive list of brunch and Santa sighting ideas including Saturday morning brunch in the city, ice-skating with Santa on Fountain Square, breakfast with Santa and so much more! 

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      Topics: Cincinnati, Holiday, Brunch, Santa, Date

      Holiday Daytime Date Ideas in Cincinnati

      Posted by Allison on Dec 6, 2018 5:06:46 PM

       

      The holidays are here and it’s time to explore Cincinnati. Sometimes it can be difficult to plan dates around this time of year especially in the evenings when the craziness of the holiday kicks in. This holiday season, explore Cincinnati with these festive daytime date ideas that are perfect for kids and kids at heart.

      We have put together a full festive list of daytime date ideas including ice-skating on Fountain Square, penguin meet and greets, ugly Christmas sweater parties, and a beautiful show at the Krohn Conservatory!

      Cincinnati turns into a winter wonderland full of holiday events to attend. So, pick your favorites and enjoy all of the places to explore in Cincinnati on your next date.

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      Topics: Cincinnati, Holiday, Daytime Date, Date

      Holiday TV Guide

      Posted by Allison on Dec 4, 2018 2:14:17 PM

      There are so many wonderful movies and shows to watch this holiday season, from channels like Hallmark, Freeform, Lifetime, AMC, and more. 

      Taking inspiration from one of my personal favorite Christmas movies and a quote from everyones favorite elf Buddy, “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice-skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle” and watch all of our favorite holiday movies by the fire. Okay, I added the last part, but Christmas is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited.

      This season, make sure to bring out your warmest sweater, make a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy some serious holiday magic with the 2018 Holiday TV lineup for your viewing pleasure:

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      Topics: TV, Cincinnati Bell, Holiday, TV Guide, Christmas

      Holiday Shopping with Cincinnati Bell

      Posted by Brianna on Dec 3, 2018 3:00:00 PM

      Holiday shopping is here; trees, lights, everything drenched in red and green. Parking lots are crazy, Christmas tunes fill every space, and the spirit of giving
      is nestled in all of our hearts.

      Many people have their Christmas shopping rounds, popping from store to store to check off their lists. This year, let Cincinnati Bell take care of some of your holiday shopping needs!

      Check out these sweet Holiday gift ideas you can find at your local Cincinnati Bell:

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      Topics: Cincinnati Bell, Connected Home, Holiday, CB Rewards, Amazon Prime, Shopping, Online, Christmas

      20 Holiday Commands for Amazon Alexa

      Posted by Allison on Nov 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM

      It was the season of Christmas,
      When all through your house,
      Not a being was stirring
      not even a computer mouse;
      Alexa was set up in the kitchen with care,
      in hopes that reindeer soon would trot there.
      The children were all excited, happy to ask questions,
      and Alexa could answer all the Santa obsessions…

      Let’s be honest, it’s never too early to get excited about the holiday season; it will be here before you know it and this year you are going to be prepared.

      Amazon’s Alexa is here to spread joy and make life brighter during this holiday season with some pretty festive skills that you might not know about. 

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      Topics: Cincinnati Bell, Holiday, Amazon Alexa

      'Tis the Season: Everything on TV for Christmas 2017

      Posted by Brianna on Nov 30, 2017 3:00:29 PM


      Christmas time – the season of cookies, pajamas, and of course, holiday TV specials. What better way to spread Christmas cheer than sitting on your couch in fuzzy clothes with a mug of something sweet and warm? Lucky for us, Santa came early with an overwhelming supply of holiday TV.

      Whether you like cheesy movies, musical spectaculars, or classic favorites, your heart and DVR are sure to be full with all the holiday cheer you can handle!

      Check out the list of all the holiday events coming to your TV and prepare your schedule and DVR (all times are in Eastern Time)!

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      Topics: Cincinnati Bell, Fioptics TV, Holiday

      Holiday 2017 - Cincinnati Events Guide

      Posted by Brianna on Nov 17, 2017 1:03:37 PM

      It is hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us. It feels like just yesterday we were putting away summer clothes and settling into the season of pumpkins. Regardless, the Holiday season has officially arrived.

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      Topics: Cincinnati Bell, Connect Cincinnati, Holiday

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