The special debuts Dec. 2 on NBC and features Connick narrating the story. Naturally, there are scenes at the North Pole but Connick admits hes surprised people are noticing connections with New Orleans as well, mostly from the music.
Connick is a New Orleans native but says any musical references such as the drumbeat of the title song werent intended, theyre just so deeply entrenched in me.
Hes not sure how deeply entrenched the Big Easys culture was in the hearts and minds of the people who worked on the film but hopes the decision to name the title character, Eubie, was in honor of jazz great Eubie Blake.
Although Connick put together the special in part for his daughters, they wont see it before the premiere because he thinks its more fun to see it when everybody else does.
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