Ghost of Christmas Present
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Ghost of Christmas Present

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Ghost of Christmas Present with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Christmas Carol

The Ghost of Christmas Present is the second of three personifications of Christmas to haunt Ebenezer Scrooge in an attempt to convince him to repent for his sins. He is often depicted as a "jolly giant" with dark-brown hair, a green robe and a crown of holly. He only exists for one Christmas day, and has had 1,842 brothers before him. The Ghost shows Scrooge scenes of Christmas festivity and deprivation taking place in London, as well as the happiness of Scrooge's nephew's middle-class social circle and Bob Cratchit's impovershed family. Before dying off, the Ghost shows Scrooge two emaciated and inhuman children he keeps inside his robe, named Ignorance and Want.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Jan 24 2011
Special thanks to Pokejedservo for additional sound clips.
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
Ghost of Christmas PresentLes Tremayne
Les Tremayne
A Christmas Carol (1970) (1970)
Ghost of Christmas PresentBruce Montague
Bruce Montague
A Christmas Carol (1971) (1971)
Ghost of Christmas PresentFelix Felton
Felix Felton
The Stingiest Man in Town (1978)
Ghost of Christmas PresentPaul Frees
Paul Frees
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Ghost of Christmas PresentJerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson
A Christmas Carol (1997) (1997)
Ghost of Christmas PresentWhoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
A Christmas Carol (2009) (2009)
Ghost of Christmas PresentJim Carrey
Jim Carrey


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said at 10:50 PM on Fri Dec 22 2017
1. Jerry Nelson- I love his take on the Ghost of Christmas Present. It sounds just like a jolly giant and it really sounds like Jerry is having a blast voicing him. Although this version is a bit absent-minded, it still has the heart and soul of the character.
2. Felix Felton- He has a deep and loud voice, which comes in handle for both the jolly and serious sides of the character. Loved his performance too.
3. Jim Carrey- I wouldn't even be able to tell that it's him! He definitely fits the character both sounding very good-humored and cheerful, but also downright serious when the scene calls for it. Another great performance.
4. Les Tremayne- His deep voice combined with a flawless and jolly delivery makes for a great performance from this guy.
5. Whoopi Goldberg- She definitely fits the character with a jolly voice and good humor. Another nice performance.
6. Paul Frees- He has some nice delivery and has a deeper, yet jolly tone of voice.
7. Bruce Montague- He has a good performance here. He is jolly, but in a much calmer way and still can be pretty serious too. It's not the voice that would come to my mind when I think of the character, but it's a good performance, nevertheless.
said at 5:02 PM on Fri Dec 9 2016
1. Jerry Nelson
2. Jim Carrey
3. Paul Frees
4. Felix Felton
5. Whoopi Goldberg
6. Bruce Montague
7. Les Tremayne
EPA Deane
said at 2:03 PM on Fri Nov 4 2016
Unfortunately, Sir Michael Gambon's version of the character is not listed here.

THAT is the voice I hear when reading the book.

Fot the moment I will vote for Jim Carrey.
said at 5:42 AM on Sat Apr 9 2016
I think my favorite of the Ghosts of Christmas Present is Jerry Nelson.

Paul's Christmas Present sounds a bit like Boris Badenov. Not a complaint, just an interesting observation...

BONUS OPTION: If there's ever another animated adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", I'd like to hear John Goodman as the Ghost of Christmas Present. I could also hear Rip Torn, Craig Ferguson, or Clancy Brown doing a great job.
said at 2:22 AM on Sun Dec 27 2015
1. Jerry Nelson
2. Les Tremayne
3. Felix Felton
4. Paul Frees
5. Bruce Montague
6. Whoopi Goldberg
7. Jim Carrey
said at 11:37 AM on Tue Aug 25 2015
1) Shepard Menken (radio adaptations): Menken was really excellent in this role. Instead of his normal deep voice, Menken does a slightly higher voice that not only sounds pretty jolly, but it also has a godly feel. One of my personal favorite performances in this radio adaptation.

2) Felix Felton: Another great performance. Fittingly jolly, yet really serious and convincing when he talks about Tiny Tim's possible fate if Scrooge keeps living in his miserly ways. Great performance.

3) Les Tremayne: Another great performance. I really like his deep jolly voice and his delivery is just flawless. Another standout performance from a great radio legend.

4) Jim Carrey: My goodness!!! Carrey really got to show off his range in this movie. His performance is pretty solid and fitting.

5) Whoopi Goldberg: I really enjoy her take. So jolly sounding and so entertaining. Another great performance.

6) Paul Frees: Another great jolly performance. Frees' voice is pretty fitting and he has a lot of great delivery.

7) Jerry Nelson: I love this exceedingly absent minded take on the character. Nelson really seems to be having a ball. A lot of fun.

8) Bruce Montague: Really fitting performance, but not as memorable as the previous performers. Still a pretty solid performance, though.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:36 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
@Starscreamsfan So you voted for Fenix, too, eh?
said at 6:41 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
@TylerMirage Yes. He sounded really jolly, but also very stern and down to earth during the scene in which he talks about Tiny Tim.

Felix was really awesome, so I'll keep my vote stays with him until radio performances are finally added to this site. ;)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
*if* they are ever added
said at 7:25 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
@Music Meister Even then, I won't lose hope.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:28 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
@Starscreamsfan So did you actually cast a vote for anyone on the page?
said at 7:30 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
@TylerMirage Yes, I voted for Felix.
said at 6:33 AM on Wed Aug 12 2015
I really only like Paul Frees.
said at 8:08 AM on Sun Mar 8 2015
Freakin' Les Tremayne was the Ghost of Christmas Present??? AWESOME!!!!

It's a tie between Felix Felton and Les Tremayne. Felix had an awesome jolly voice and he gave an awesome jolly performance, but he did extremely well in his more serious moments. Les also has an awesome jolly voice.

I also liked Jim Carrey a lot. Paul Frees and Jerry Nelson also did quite good too.

Whoopi Goldberg, though it may be an unexpected casting choice, works quite WELL!!! She's jolly, enjoyable and an extreme delight to listen to.
said at 8:51 PM on Thu Dec 11 2014
I love how there's one woman in a whole group of men, it's usually Past who gets the female treatment
DaveS (Training Moderator)
said at 1:04 AM on Sun May 25 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Ive always imagined this as Brian Blessed, but since he never has then jolly Jerry Nelson!
said at 10:03 AM on Wed Dec 16 2015
said at 1:08 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
Felix Felton, Jerry Nelson, and Jerry Nelson are all superb, but I think Jerry Nelson fits the character best and sounds the most natural in the role.
said at 9:43 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@chaosincarnate I meant to include Jim Carrey in that list.
said at 3:53 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
 1 Shout Out!
They're all so excellent. I'm going with Felix, though.
said at 11:28 AM on Wed Nov 23 2011
You can't even tell it's Jim Carrey in A Christmas Carol wow that's impressive
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Bruce Montague
Felix Felton
Paul Frees
Jerry Nelson
Whoopi Goldberg
Jim Carrey
Les Tremayne