This is not a friendly thing to do. I am not planning to sit up until daft o'clock to get my Tesco online grocery delivery booked for Christmas. Nor am I getting up before the first sparrow's cough. My sleep is far too precious.
Tesco have been lovely to me recently, especially when I missed a delivery because I was taking bear to the doctor, but this is not a friendly gesture. I suppose they are hoping that the desperate bookings don't crash the server.
Also they do not apparently deliver on Christmas Eve. Personally I do not want the delivery on Christmas Eve. I like to allow a chance for us to pick up anything that is missing so go for the 23rd every time. However my preferred slot will fill up even sooner.
My order is likely to be small this year. Bear and DH have requested steak. There will be sprouts, there will be stuffing, there will be roast vegetables and gravy. I'm not bothering with much more. I may get the minimum order.
Hopefully the acquaintance will develop in the New Year