10. Commit Santa Claus to a psychiatric institution.
Movie: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Villain: Granville Sawyer
Played by: Porter Hall
Psychiatrists ruin everything in movies. They're always trying to find out whether characters are "insane" or a "a danger to themselves and others." What a downer. It's Christmas after all. Who cares if some dude believes he's Santa Claus or hears voices in his head?
Luckily, Christmas cheer wins out over mental health concerns in Miracle on 34th Street, and Santa is set loose from an asylum to roam the streets again. For all of his effort to, you know, do his job, Sawyer is fired by Macy's.
Apparently, in the world of this film, Macy's has an on-site therapist to conduct psychological evaluations. Anyone who's been to the labyrinthine, overwhelming Herald Square Macy's knows that it probably would have been a good idea to hold on to the shrink for use by those unfortunate enough to be the store's customers.