Regarding this song, didn't someone (David Richards? Jim Hutton? Roger Taylor?) once quote Freddie to the effect of, "It's a Christmas song, dear"?
I swear I'm not making it up, but I can't find the (second-hand) quote online. Help me out here, Queen fans! :)
(Even if Freddie did not intend "A Winter's Tale" as a Christmas song, I think it makes for a good one.)