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Busiest Mail Day of the Year.

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PASCO, Wash. - There's just over a week until the Christmas holiday and post offices around the country as well as locally are feeling the rush.

U.S. Postal workers say the Monday before the week of Christmas is always the busiest mail day of the year, and people are running out of time if they want their presents delivered before the holiday. 

 "Express mail the post office delivers on Christmas day. It's something that you can get a one or a two day commitment on.  But if your mailing something privately to someone and your trying to get it out in the mail, you're on those last couple days to guarantee to get it there," says Dana Alderson, Pasco Post Master.

Troops overseas are seeing more deliveries than years in the past.  Twelve additional 747's were sent to carry 20 million pounds of gifts to soldiers in the Middle East.