Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year.
Poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems appears to be to blame for the problems with UPS and Fed Ex.
With a shorter time period for shopping and more people buying on line along with a tendency for many to wait till the last minute created a package jam.
Neither company said how many packages were delayed but noted it was a small share of overall holiday shipments.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, FedEx handled a total of 275 million shipments.