John Legend: This United Way benefit brings the R&B singer in to sing a few songs, but his primary aim is to boost education programs in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The show is 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $55–$85.
Tony Orlando: The '70s crooner best known for 1973's Tie a Yellow Ribbon performs his Great American Christmas Show at 1 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35, $45.
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker: It's a live broadcast of the New York City Ballet's performance (look for local star Daniel Ulbricht as Candy Cane). Kelly Ripa serves as host, with a look behind the scenes. See it at 6 p.m. at Hyde Park Cinebistro in Tampa, Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar, Citrus Stadium 20 in Tampa, Regency 20 in Brandon and Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel and Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park. $16–$20 (varies by theater).
The Bishop's Wife: The 1947 comedy with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven is screening at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $6.
Ralphie May: Voted one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch" in 2008, the former Last Comic Standing contestant is doing these special weeknight 21-and-up-only shows this month. Show is 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $22.
The Empowered Voice — Home for the Holidays: A holiday concert featuring little-known gems and holiday standards in the styles of classical, musical theater, gospel and spoken-word, at 7:30 p.m. at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25; $20 students, seniors, military; $15 age 12 and younger.
William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage, 8 p.m., NBC: So, after the carriage rides and gown changes, do they end up eating Chinese food on the couch watching reruns of Friends too?
2011 CMT Artists of the Year, 9 p.m. CMT: Rob Lowe hands out awards to Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and — believe it or not — Taylor Swift.
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