Their brains are full of spiders, they have garlic in their souls. Rats are the grinches of this holiday season at one midtown Manhattan post office.

They didn't quite steal Christmas, but they've eaten their way through a number of care packages, according to the New York Times.

On Monday the Midtown Post Office on West 38th Street delivered a cardboard box full of goodies from the Vermont Brownie Company to a photo editor at the New York Times headquarters located nearby on Eighth Avenue, the paper reported.

When the box arrived, however, two holes had been chewed in the side of the box, and the brownies were missing.

Two other packages were delivered to Times employees with visible bite marks, but the yummy treats inside were undamaged.

A Times reporter headed over the post office to investigate, and found that there indeed are rats in the P.O.

They do have a problem with rats here, a worker told the reporter. I've seen one, downstairs on the work floor. It was big.