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PERFORMER Jerry Nelson voice/face
  Don Austen body
DEBUT 1992
DESIGN Michael K. Frith designer

The Ghost of Christmas Present during his last moments

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.

His design was inspired by Kirk Thatcher.[1]

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  1. ↑ Kirk Thatcher on Getting Felt Up podcast, episode #25 (00:02:04)