- This one's a doozy. The whole conflict in the original is whether or not Kris is actually Santa Claus, and how the ruling will play in the media. But... couldn't the hearing be opened with something along the lines of "The purpose of this hearing is not to establish the existence of Santa Claus; indeed, its being held presupposes the existence of such a being. The purpose of this hearing is to determine, based upon the available evidence, whether or not Mr. Kringle is in fact that being, or simply a man of good heart with a mild delusion."
Headscratchers / Miracle on 34th Street