FedEx made for a not-so merry Christmas by not delivering thousands of packages in time for the holiday.

Citing “severe weather” in the Southeast, the shipping giant delayed shipments for countless customers who were expecting Santa’s gifts gifts under the tree Thursday night. To make up for the delays, FedEx said some of its employees have been enlisted to work on Christmas day to deliver packages to customers.



“FedEx is doing everything possible to get customer shipments delivered by Christmas in spite of slight delays due to heavier than planned last-minute shipment volumes and severe weather outbreaks in some areas of the U.S.,” FedEx spokeswoman Rae Lyn Rushing said in a statement.h/t fox13now

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The delivery company said priority is being given to residential shipments on Friday. FedEx will also try to get packages to customers who were not at home to accept deliveries on Thursday.