Other publishers are complaining as well and were also told they are not being paid until next month as well. Google is telling everybody January 5th, which is about two weeks later than normal.
Hi ******, Thanks for your email. I apologize for the delay in EFT processing due to
the holidays. Please rest assured that your December payment (for Nov.
1-30 earnings) is currently in progress and will be sent to you soon. Once
it is issued, you should see the 'Payment' link posted to your Payment
I understand that your payments may have arrived earlier in the past.
However, as a general rule (for EFT), your payment should arrive in your
account by January 5th, at the latest.
Please let me know if you haven't received your payment by January 5th. I
appreciate your continued patience and understanding in this matter.
The Google AdSense Team"