Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Fred Gailey: Your Honor, every one of these letters is addressed to Santa Claus. The Post Office has delivered them. Therefore the Post Office Department, a branch of the Federal Governent, recognizes this man Kris Kringle to be the ONE AND ONLY Santa Claus.
Judge Henry Harper: Since the United States Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it. Case dismissed.