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In A Christmas Carol staring Jim Carrey, the Ghost of Christmas Present mentions that he has a lot of brothers (I can't remember the exact number). What did he mean by this, who are his brothers?

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He wouldn't mean Past and Future by any chance? – Ivo Flipse Dec 16 '11 at 21:21
@Ivo Flipse, no. The number he said was in the thousands (~1800 maybe?) – DForck42 Dec 16 '11 at 21:30

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I think that this goes back to the original Dickens story when the Ghost says that he has 1842 brothers - i.e. each Ghost of Christmas Present comes to Earth for a single day.

I think the idea is that a new Ghost is 'created' every Christmas, so at that in 1843 he has 1842 brothers.

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