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Subject: Is there Mail delivery on Christmas Eve?
Date Posted: 12/21/2007 6:49 PM ET
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Christmas Eve is a federal Holiday this year.  Will mail be delivered?

Date Posted: 12/21/2007 7:09 PM ET
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According to this, neither Christmas Eve nor New Year's Eve are postal holidays. 



Date Posted: 12/22/2007 12:10 AM ET
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No, we postal workers aren't as lucky as the IRS or other federal employees. We're too indispensable to have xmas eve off.

Date Posted: 12/22/2007 4:42 AM ET
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The Executive Order giving federal employees Christmas Eve off doesn't include USPS, as usual. There will be mail delivery on Monday. And Express Mail will be delivered on Tuesday, Christmas Day.

According to the delivery schedules for both UPS and FedEx, there's no home delivery for either company Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve.

Date Posted: 12/23/2007 10:49 AM ET
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Unfortunately i will be out there all day Monday delivering mail. I hope it's a slower day then Yesterday(Saturday), i was loaded down with so many packages and mail, i didn't get home until almost 6pm! My daughter wants me to wear a Santa hat while delivering mail on Monday, i just hope the snow( heavy, blowing and drifting) stops before tomorrow or the roads are going to be difficult out here ( very rural route).

Date Posted: 12/23/2007 7:13 PM ET
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Thank You to all of our Postal Workers out there.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.


Date Posted: 12/24/2007 1:01 AM ET
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I heard one time the post office couldn't be closed three days in a row, if Christmas Eve were a holiday that would be three in a row. I wonder if that is true.

Date Posted: 12/24/2007 6:34 AM ET
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If it were true at one time, it isn't anymore. The recent passing of Gerald Ford and the subsequent national day of mourning in his honor proved that. USPS holidays are governed by the labor contracts in place with the various postal unions, USPS executives in Washington, DC and Executive Orders issued by the President. Under 'extraordinary circumstances', decisions on moving the mail will always be made giving the public interests top priority--hence the exemption to the most recent Exec. Order issued by Pres. Bush.

Keep an eye on the weather in Washington, DC when there's a heavy snowstorm. USPS executive offices, along with other federal offices, will close early and stay closed, while mail delivery will still be attempted!

Date Posted: 12/24/2007 7:28 AM ET
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I was wondering if we would get mail today too.

Thanks again to all of our postal workers out there!  :)

Date Posted: 12/24/2007 10:40 AM ET
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OH NO - UPS doesn't have home delivery today?   I was PROMISED (yeah - right, I know) that my son's package would be delivered today, Christmas Eve.

The ones I sent priority mail - California to Maryland were there in two days.       I can always count on the post office!!!

Edited:  Whew - just checked my package tracing - UPS IS delivering it today!    I was worried. 

Last Edited on: 12/24/07 10:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/24/2007 1:53 PM ET
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UPS is definitely delivering today.  I just received a package and so did my neighbor. 

Date Posted: 12/25/2007 5:56 AM ET
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And I saw the FedEx guy during my deliveries yesterday, but no UPS. Both companies probably had some holiday delivery provisions in place like USPS does. There were substitutes (PTFs) delivering parcels on Sunday to ease the workload a bit for Monday.