Hello from Amazon.com,
We are writing to you today because you purchased a pre-order copy of ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic.’
We are now able to offer Release-Date Delivery for this video game. This special delivery option is available to you free of charge and has been automatically applied to your order. Your copy of ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ will arrive on 20-Dec-11.
Thank you for shopping at Amazon.com.
Customer Service Department
In my experience, when Amazon.com says a date, it gets there by that date.
Addendum: Amazon even has a Release Date Delivery FAQ.