As anyone who's ever been thrown out of a multiplex for trying to magically Last Action Hero their way into the screen knows, movies aren't real. They're intricately constructed works of art put together by writers, filmmakers, and let's be honest, probably cocaine. Like in any other job, people making movies sometimes screw up little stuff. But rather than let those screw-ups ruin things, we've found some pretty out-there justifications to help preserve the illusion. For example ...
The Santa Clause -- The Death Conspiracy
As we've mentioned before, the Santa Clause franchise is basically a Jenga game of insane narrative choices. And right when we thought we'd tackled every creepy implication of that wacky universe, one fan found perhaps the creepiest. In The Santa Clause 2, we learn that Santa is forced to take a wife, who then also becomes immortal. But in the first movie, when the original Santa dies, Tim Allen shows up to the North Pole and ... there's no grieving widow. Where's the mandatory Mrs. Claus? Either there's an incongruity in the whole Santa mythology, or there's the more grisly possibility that once Santa kicked the bucket, Christmas magic murdered his poor wife. Alternatively ...
The Crazy Theory:
There's one way to explain Mrs. Claus' absence which doesn't involve some kind of yuletide death curse: Santa faked his death. As a fan pointed out, the titular clause states that whoever puts on Santa's suit "fully accepts the duties and responsibilities of Santa Claus in perpetuity until such time that wearer becomes unable to do so by either accident or design."
Walt Disney Pictures"This really feels like something that should require a notary."