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37 Winter Programs You Can Watch Right Now (No Membership Required)

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Happy Holidays from all of us at KCET and PBS SoCal! Looking for something to watch during the holidays? Well, look no further. Below is a curated list of the best winter programs, all available to watch for free without a membership! Just click the links and press play.

Or better yet, find them in the free PBS video app for your Roku, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV, phone or tablet. Enjoy!


An illustration of the Yeti walking through a forest.

Surviving Columbus

Monstrum: The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti

Appraisal: Rudolph and Santa Puppets, ca. 1964

The Wicked Feline Murder Floof, a Yule Cat Story

Cooking & Food

A mug of hot chocolate with a snowflake-shaped cookie wedged on the side.

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Hot Chocolate Hacks

Spruce Tree Shortbread

Thriving in the Winter


A grizzly bear peeks its head out from a body of water.

NATURE Santa's Wild Home

NATURE Spend An Hour in Snowy Yellowstone

Living with Snow Leopards – Tashi’s Story: A NATURE Short Film

You'd Never Guess What an Acorn Woodpecker Eats


Man looks out to an icy landscape from "NOVA: Polar Extremes."

The Dinosaur On Your Thanksgiving Table

How Do Snowflakes Form?

Deep Look: Identical Snowflakes? Scientist Ruins Winter For Everyone

Should Santa Wear a Flame Retardant Suit?

The REAL Rudolph Has Bloody Antlers and Super Vision

What’s The Hottest Hot and Coldest Cold?

Absolute Cold

How to Make the Best Cheap Hot Cocoa Possible

The Strange (Unexpected) Reason Ice is Slippery

Burning Ice from the Ocean Floor

What’s In a 20,000 Year-Old Cube of Ice?

NOVA: Polar Extremes

Music and Performances

A singer performs on stage with an orchestra beside her.

Christmas at Belmont 2019

60th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow


Family members look at each other with smiles in a home decorated for the holidays.

A Christmas Wish

Scrooge (1935)


An ice sculptor shapes the ice with a tool.

Indie Alaska: I Am A Ski Builder

Indie Alaska: I Am An Ice Sculptor


An ice fisherman digs a hole in the ice.

Indie Alaska: I Am A Winter Cyclist

Indie Alaska: I Am A Ice Truck Racer

Indie Alaska: I Am A Stone Cold Curler

Indie Alaska: I Am An Ice Fisherman

Indie Alaska: We Are An Iditarod Checkpoint Oasis

Skiing Alaska’s Extreme Slopes with Videographer Luka Bees

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Jessica Pak holds one her chickens in her tailor shop.

L.A. Photographer Captures the Stories Behind Koreatown's Businesses

Emanuel Hahn, a local photographer, captures the lives of shopkeepers and vendors trying to stay afloat in Koreatown.
Three pink squares on a billboard have three images drawn onto them. The one on the far left is a portrait of Chef Visoth Tarak Ouk, widely known as "Chef T." He's wearing a T-shirt and a baseball cap proudly flashing a tattoo on his fingers that reads "Chef Life." In the middle box is an unsmiling baby girl propped up by an adult hand, her name written on a mugshot letter board. On the right box is a man with his head tilted and the same surname as the baby girl.

Socio-Political Art is Popping Up on Billboards Across L.A. Here's What They're All About.

In its seventh year, this year's Billboard Creative project highlights the work of established and emerging artists on 30 billboards across L.A. This year's curated collection features pieces that address issues such as immigration, the environment, race, gender and domestic violence.
Judy Baca and the Great Wall.jpg

Making a Monument: Archive Shows How 'The Great Wall of Los Angeles' Was Created

Recently acquired by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, "The History of California" Archive is a collection that features over 350 objects related to the development and execution of Judy Baca's monumental mural "The Great Wall of Los Angeles." The pieces in the archive reflect several parts of the mural's development process from concept drawings to final colorations.