I got the BBC Dramatizations of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings for Christmas. I just finished the first disc of LotR, and it is FANTASTIC! I cannot praise it highly enough. I really love how events from the appendices were written into the script as they happened. The performances are spectacular, the music is great, the script is nearly perfect. I highly recommend the BBC LotR adaptation!

(As a side note, I listened to most of the BBC Hobbit, and was not impressed at all. One is the recording quality; when the characters shriek, for instance, it splits my ears. But mainly I just didn't agree with some performance choices like squawking eagles, etc. Also did not care for the portrayal of Gandalf. I do NOT recommend The Hobbit dramatization.)