So, Amazon has generously (and really politely and simply) agreed to replace the gift, no questions asked. They would 2nd day mail it (so that it would be here in time for the holidays - nice people, huh?) but the item is on backorder. So Dad, you'll be celebrating part of your Christmas in January! Lucky for you!
In other news: this is fun. This is alarming. I have lots of love for him...but he is looking a little old and pasty.