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Christmas Packages Delayed. UPS Says They Couldn't Handle The Workload

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TEXOMA -- Some of Santa's helpers are saying sorry this Christmas Eve.  

UPS is apologizing to customers tonight after telling them thousands of holiday gifts will not be delivered in time for Christmas.  

UPS, the world's largest package delivery service said the "unpredictably large number" of shipments had overwhelmed the system and that the company has no capacity to handle all the deliveries as scheduled.

The delays are affecting customers nationwide. Despite the problem UPS said its drivers will not be delivering packages on Christmas Day to make up for delays.  

But workers at the company's international air hub in Kentucky will work on Christmas Night to sort packages for delivery next day.

The company said it expects a majority of the packages to be delivered on Thursday the day after Christmas.