So I've been doing some holiday shopping and ordered my GF a Queen illustrated biography off of the Amazon UK website, rather than US since they have the "best version" due to having different publishers.
I selected the Standard shipping option to ensure Delivery by Dec. 24th (or so the item page said) but today it dawned on me that that probably only refers to UK residents, D'oh! So I decided to contact Amazon UK chat support to see if I can request expedited shipping or if it really would get here by that date. But instead:
Excellent display of customer service and a mini Holiday miracle for me.