I spoke with a really helpful rep at Newegg yesterday because I wanted to change my delivery address as I am going out of town for Christmas. She talked to a supervisor and finally came back and said not to. She indicated that there was a good chance that they would start shipping on the 19th and not the 27th as the site says.
This was after I asked her why Newegg was late shipping when other sites were listing the 19th. She said she was going off what was listed on the product page and to hold on she would ask her supervisor. She came back about 3 minutes later and said to hold off on changing the delivery address as there was a good chance it would ship on the 19th. One thing seemed pretty clear when she came back and that is that they will start to ship before the 27th.