|PERFORMER||Jerry Nelson voice/face|
|Don Austen body|
|DESIGN||Michael K. Frith designer|
The Ghost of Christmas Present visits Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol. A large, jovial figure, the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals to Scrooge the joys of Christmas in the present day.
The Ghost possesses the ability to alter his size to fit into any space, and to enter a room by merely touching its exterior walls. Christmas Present is easily the most personable of the three ghosts, laughing heartily, displaying a tendency towards forgetfulness, and repeating his favorite phrase "know me better, man!" The Ghost visibly ages in his final moments before vanishing.
His appearance and jolly personality, complete with his "Ho, ho, ho" laugh, can be comparable to that of Santa Claus. His last moments and the manner of his fading can be comparable to the Master Uru's death in The Dark Crystal.
- Miss Piggy plays "the Ghost of Christmas Presents" in "Yet Another Christmas Carol", a story in A Very Muppet Christmas.
- Christmas Carole appears to Oscar the Grouch as the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Sesame Street Christmas Carol.
- Imogene Coca plays the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Special Sesame Street Christmas.
- Kirk Thatcher on Getting Felt Up podcast, episode #25 (00:02:04)