The Local GIG – December 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We hope this season brings you joy and plenty of smiles and laughter with family and friends, no matter how you celebrate.

Along with the holidays come thoughts of resolution and change in the new year. So we have tips to help you build better routines + how to start hiking. We’re also covering DIY holiday decorating tips and workout apps to help you when you’re away from home.

Enjoy More Streaming

Music, Movies, and Television

Looking to rock around the Christmas tree? You can stream the greatest holiday hits all day with this Spotify playlist.

We talk a lot about “cutting the cord” on expensive cable subscriptions. Streaming services are a popular alternative, but there’s another solution that has no monthly subscription fee: USB TV tuners.

Read this article to learn more about how they work and if it’s a good option for you. 

Home Alone is one of the all-time classic Christmas movies. Now, you can bring the Home Alone house directly to your living room. Calmed By Nature has created a Christmas ambiance with iconic moments from the movie. 

Don’t forget our Streaming TV Genius can help you find the right streaming services for you and your family this Christmas. It’s a guide to help you find the content you want and helps you find the best pricing for streaming services, but remember, we don’t sell or supply streaming services.

Enjoy More Home

Imagine a world where your house does your chores for you. With smart vacuums and other modern devices, you could live like a Jetson (just without the flying cars).  Here’s a list of the best devices to start building your smart home. 

Making your home feel festive doesn’t have to cut into your gift-giving budget. Deck the halls without breaking the bank with these DIY holiday decorations

Recipes, Smart Devices, and DIY Hacks

Can’t find your most important stuff when you need it? Put an AirTag on it. Apple’s AirTag comes in at a reasonable price of $29.99, or you can buy a four-pack for less than $100. Now, you’ll always know which seat cushion your keys are under and where your kids hid your wallet.

Enjoy More Health

If you’re spending your day at the home office, you know how easy it is to get glued to the screen. After all those Zoom calls (or Black Friday shopping 😜), it’s essential to stretch and move your body.

Struggling with building a good routine? Having consistency is vital for your mental and physical health. Fortunately, there’s an app for that. (And yes, we know that line is so 2009!)

Fall is one of the best times of year to hike. If you’ve never really hit the trail, you may not have a clue where to start. But don’t worry, most trails have signs. And this video will help, too.

Thank you for trusting FASTnet to keep you connected with reliable, high-speed internet. Have a great day, and we’ll be back with more tips and tricks soon!