With Christmas less than four days away, many people may find themselves heading online to Amazon to complete their shopping.

But bear in mind Amazon's ordering cut-off dates – the Free Delivery option has already expired - to avoid being disappointed come Friday.

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21 December – Order by today to be eligible for standard delivery or standard pickup. The order should arrive one to two business days later.

23 December – Order by Wednesday for one-day delivery. 

23 December – Order by Wednesday for express delivery. Your items should arrive by 1pm the following day. 

24 December – Order by noon on Christmas Eve in London, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh for same-day delivery. Your item should be with you by 10pm.

24 December – If you are a Prime member, order by 9:45pm on Christmas Eve in London and selected other postcodes to get your items by midnight.

But remember that last orders may be different depending on the item and delivery address.

Amazon believes Christmas Day will its busiest day for shopping, with orders expected to peak at 8:52pm. Sales on 25 December have grown six-fold over the past five years.

Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Video EU, said digital streaming and downloads are also popular because "of the number of new devices that are given as gifts".

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