Today's the deadline to get packages shipped in time for Christmas for Fed-Ex

Heads up! Today's the deadline you have to get packages shipped in time, ground or home delivery for a guaranteed Christmas delivery for Fed-Ex. Shoppers must get their packages in by 6 p.m., December 17 for Fed-Ex. You can still ship overnight for Christmas packages.

The last day to ship packages via USPS 3-day select is Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Speaking of shipping, Amazon is doing its part to help last-minute shoppers, extending its free shipping and same-day delivery for all of its customers by 4 days.

FOX 26 reported on this story from Houston.